Throughout history, the perpetrators of holocaust and genocide have offered endless reasons and justifications for their crimes. This week on Word Patriots@Webtalkradio, my guest is Jonathan Maxwell, author of “Murderous Intellectuals: German Elites and the Nazi SS” which explores why so many well-educated professionals willingly joined the Nazi Party as well as the broader topic of genocide in human history. Published by American Book Publishing, “Murderous Intellectuals” is Maxwell’s first book and an auspicious start since it received the 2011 Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice Award in the category of Best Nonfiction Book. A Georgia-based journalist and public speaker, Maxwell holds a BA in English with a minor in psychology from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, as well as a paralegal certificate from North Metro Technical College. This fall, he is enrolling into the Master’s of English program at Jacksonville State. Today Jonathan and I will discuss both aspects of this terrible, frightening subject, looking at the Nazi movement and the greater historical context of man’s propensity to violence. If you would like to know more about my books, please visit my website: www.markseinfelt.com. Also be sure to take a look at the Amazon page for “Murderous Intellectuals”: http://www.amazon.com/Murderous-Intellectuals-German-Elites-Nazi/dp/1589825632/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313859002&sr=1-1.