“Reading for victory is the way Nietzsche himself thought people ought to read.” Bull, Malcolm. Anti-Nietzsche. (Verso Books. New York, NY: 2011).
 As Domenico Losurdo blurbs on the back of his book, “Altman…adopts Nietzsche’s own aphoristic genre in order to use it against him.” Altman himself explains: “[T]he whole point of writing in Nietzsche’s own style was to demonstrate how much power over his readers he gains by plunging him into the midst of what may be a pathless ocean, confusing them as to their destination.” Altman, William. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche: The Philosopher of the Second Reich. (Lexington Books. New York, NY: 2012). Pg. xi. Later Altman admits, however, that “[t]his kind of writing presumes, of course, good readers.” Ibid., pg. 181.
 Dombrowsky, Don. Nietzsche’s Machiavellian Politics. (Palgrave MacMillan. New York, NY: 2004). Pg. 134.
 Conway, Daniel. Nietzsche and the Political. (Routledge. New York, NY: 1997). Pg. 119.
 Appel, Fredrick. Nietzsche Contra Democracy. (Cornell University Press. Ithaca, NY: 1999). Pg. 120.
 “[I]n uncovering Nietzsche’s rhetorical strategy [they] reuse it.” Bull, Anti-Nietzsche. Pg. 32.
 Ibid., pg. 33.
 Ibid., passim, pgs. 35-38, 42, 47-48, 51, 74-76, 98, 100, 135, 139, 143.
……Indeed, Bull’s call to “read like a loser” grants to the essays in Anti-Nietzsche their hermeneutic integrity. This formulation has since gone on to become one of the book’s most celebrated phrases, as well, charming reviewers from New Inquiry’s David Winters to Costica Bardigan of the Times Higher Education. Winters, David. “Reading Like a Loser.” New Inquiry. (February 14, 2012). Bardigan, Costica. “Review of Malcolm Bull’s Anti-Nietzsche.” Times Higher Education. (January 29, 2012). Even longtime admirers of Nietzsche like T.J. Clark admit its interpretive power: “[N]o other critique of Nietzsche, and there have been many, conjures up the actual reader of Daybreak and The Case of Wagner so unnervingly.” Clark, T.J. “My Unknown Friends: A Response to Malcolm Bull.” Nietzsche’s Negative Ecologies. (University of California Press. Berkeley, CA: 2009). Pg. 79. Continue reading
 “Reading for victory is the way Nietzsche himself thought people ought to read.” Bull, Malcolm. Anti-Nietzsche. (Verso Books. New York, NY: 2011).