Table Talk is a sobering collection of Adolf Hitler’s uncensored and sometimes very ordinary views on … very many things. It was transcribed by adjutants, and then edited by Hitler’s private secretary Martin Bormann. There’s some doubt as to whether or not the transcriptions were produced faithfully in chronological order. But the topics range from art to science; faith to history; Henry Ford; views on progress – and lack of it – in military circles; and plans for territorial and cultural reform after German victory. Table Talk is a useful companion for anyone who’d like to understand more about the man’s education, and how his approach to articulating ideas might have then been translated by observers.