Look closely at the image above, "The Wild Hunt." One of Hitler’s favorite artists, Franz von Stuck, painted it the year of his birth. The Teutonic god on horseback looks uncannily similar to Hitler, as Robert Waite argues in his book The Psychopathic God, a study that is not without dubious and unsubstantiated views on Hitler. Perhaps the image made such an impression on Hitler that he resolved to alter his appearance later in life so as to look like a Wagnerian deity. That he had such a grandiose self-image despite his humble beginnings is clear to most students of history. Similarly, Hermann Göring boasted at Nuremberg after the war that they’d be making statues of him decades later. Despite conventional wisdom, most serial killers and genocidal rulers do not lack in self-esteem. Roy Baumeister, in his book Evil: Inside Human Cruelty and Violence, disabuses us of this notion. Fortunately, the only ones hateful enough to try and build such monuments to the Nazi past sit in prisons with tattooed knuckles or are otherwise despised by mainstream society.