Hitler too realised dictatorship was best reached through the ballot box when he wrote Mein Kampf in a castle prison after the 1923 Munich Putsch
. Whereas the one thing you can't knock Hitler for was his conviction, once Morsi and the Brotherhood came into power, they displayed the same opportunism as they did at election-time, more Egypt's answer to the Blairites than the brownshirts.
By the end of the war, the Kaiser wrote of the Jews that no German "should rest until these parasites have been destroyed and exterminated," adding that he thought the best method would be "gas." Ludendorff, defeated in battle, published pamphlets denouncing the "internationalist, pacifist, defeatist Jews, who systematically destroyed our racial inheritance and national character." He joined Hitler in 1923, took part in the Munich putsch
, and was elected as a Nazi deputy to the Reichstag in 1924.
According to The Times, Locker-Lampson describes how in 1923, shortly after the Munich putsch
, he met some British officers who had been prisoners of war in southern Germany during the First World War.