Belinda wrote:(Nested quote removed.)
But we should know about good things that Hitler's Germany did and why Hitler's Germany did those good things and likewise by knowledge and judgement avoid the bad things that Hitler's Germany did. Then we might be the more able imitate the one and avoid the other. Good use of historical knowledge and understanding is not to be got via fear of political incorrectness. I did not myself gather that Anarchy is Bliss implied that the Holocaust was not a major crime against humanity.
As philosophers we may argue that a dictatorship provides technological advances that are impossible for a true democracy. I prefer democracy but it is the philosopher's duty to argue with reason for her chosen stance.
I agree we should look at both the good and bad decisions made by past governments but I just don't agree with how the Holocaust was weighed against vegetarianism and safer highways.
Also, if technological advancements can only be achieved through tyrannical dictatorships then I am happy to live in the stone ages