I love reading about all the drugs Hitler was on and the implication that his insane medical treatments made him even crazier and nastier than he otherwise was. Andrea Maurer takes a deep dive into the "High Hitler" story and finds it to be even more disturbing than popularly understood.
What does this mean for Hitler? "The drugs probably offered Hitler the option to stay in the state of delusion he needed to commit such evil crimes," but there is still no excuse. "I believe in the principle 'actio libera in causa'—whoever planned a crime is guilty of it." There is no doubt about Hitler's guilt; he planned the mass murder of six million people well before he began using drugs. The "total rush," the loss of reality and megalomania have always been his state of mind—the state of mind of a vegetarian mass murderer who died a sickly junkie.
Writing this down. "Shots of pig hormones before speeches."