- Narrated by: Cory J. Herndon
- Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
- Release date: 04-18-23
Free to Obey By Johann Chapoutot AudioBook Summary
What if the rules of modern capitalism were written during the Third Reich?
Reinhard Höhn (1904-2000) was a commander of the SS, one of Nazi Germany’s most brilliant legal minds, and an archetype of the fervid technocrats and intellectuals that built the Third Reich. Following Germany’s defeat, after a few years in hiding, he emerged in the early 1950s as the founder and director of a renowned management school in Lower Saxony.
Höhn’s story wouldn’t be very different from that of many other prominent Nazis if not for the fact that a vast number of Germany’s postwar business leaders—more than 600,000 executives—were educated at his management school.