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The Killer Porsche: Carrera GT

Road accidents and car crashes are almost always normal – unless it involves celebrities.  This weekend had been one of those.  Fast and Furious star, Paul Walker had been on his way to a charity event.  He and his pal, Roger Rodas, didn’t make it.

The investigation is ongoing but three of the main causes worth keeping eye on are inclusive of driver error, mechanical failure, or street racing.  The Hollywood community, as well as, a bevy of fans mourn.  The social media is a nice place to find proof over this unfortunate event’s effect over people across the globe.

And angles of reports come to deliver different perspectives.  A lot wanted it to be a touchy affair; hence, they took to pointing out the actor’s scheduled participation in the said charity.  It was meant to be in support of the super typhoon, Haiyan’s victims; it claimed his life, instead.

The medium of death

Because the investigation is yet to be completed, it would be best to look at the track record of the actor’s car, the Carrera GT.

The auto is believed to be previously owned by Graham Rahal of IndyCar.  His description of it is obviously, that of reverence.  In fact, he goes on to claim the car’s status, putting it part of the top three best road cars ever made.  However, he did caution that it isn’t fit for inexperienced drivers, particularly those unfamiliar about race cars.

Next in line to profiling the CGT is Walter Rohrl, a world renowned test driver and former Porsche manager.  His take about this car is much more vivid than that of Graham’s, but equally sombre.  He claims that the supercar is the first car to ever stir his fear.

Why?  In his Drive interview, Rohrl was unable to deny the kind of beast CGT is: “it is so powerful that it spins the rear wheels in each gear up to fifth in its six-ratio box.”  Drive-testing the car, Rohrl had been clear to admit the after-effects of CGT: “I came back into the pits and I was white.” 

He has then insisted for a traction control switch to be put in place.    

The verdict                                             

This road car is seriously dangerous.  The driver, Rodas, is considered to be an experienced driver; yet, fate shows it doesn’t automatically count as a safety net.  Such is the risk for passionate lovers of speed.  Crashing could come second nature to anything else.

For a complete CGT-study, do check out Jalopnik’s Monday article.       

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New Books to Read on Hitler: the Philosophies Behind His Actions

Under Adolf Hitler and his Nazi administration, the German Student Association of Nazi Germany ceremonially burned books. The books were authored by classical liberal, anarchist, socialist, pacifist, communist, Jewish and others. Reason for doing so is that what was written in them were considered subversive or featured ideologies which may undermine the National Socialist administration.

But while Hitler had a hand on the Nazi book burnings, it cannot be said that he does not like books per se.  He derived his fixation on warfare from a picture book about the Franco-Prussian War which his father had. And while he has been associated with disdain of books, it cannot be avoided that he will be a subject of many books and important ones at that. And why not, he is a very important figure in world history despite his horrible evilness.

When talking about Hitler, we always focus on his obvious extreme evilness. If we further research about him, we will find out that history is not the only important theme about this one historical figure. There is also philosophy. Hitler was a man and a leader. In each of this personality and capacity, he should have a philosophy or more. Such is the topic of some more books about him. Specifically, the central theme of these books were about whether he focused more on his reason or his emotion and what were the specific philosophical principles on which he may have based his mentality and actions on.

You can learn more about Hitler’s philosophies from three new books: “Hitler’s Philosophers,” “Hitler’s Charisma: Leading Millions Into the Abyss” and “Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death.”

“Hitler’s Philosophers” is published by Yale University Press and just released this May. Author Yvonne Sherrat, a historian educated in Cambridge, looks into the enthusiasm of Hitler for philosophy. The book identifies the philosophers who shaped and driven Hitler’s ideologies. It also talks about the prominent figures who opposed the Nazi leader.

“Hitler’s Charisma: Leading Millions Into the Abyss” is produced by Pantheon and went out into book stands in April. Its author is Laurence Rees who had a long service record in BBC as director of history programs and has the book “Auschwitz: A New History” tucked under his name. In the book, Rees describes and analyzes in consistent minute detail the political life of Hitler with focus on his well known charisma and how it worked to advance his goals.

“Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death” by Harvard University Press which was released in March is a no-holds-barred account of a respected Holocaust historian – who is an Israeli and has a commitment to tackle the subject with sobriety – when he was a 10 year old inmate in Auschwitz, the author himself Otto Dov Kulka.

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