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Literally the morality of the masters (Herren). A concept of ruthless behavior associated with the ethical theories of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher and author of The Antichrist. Such ideas as the will to power, superman, master race, and the primacy of the strong-minded with no regard for Christian principles have deeply penetrated Western society.
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