For those curious souls seeking a definition of flattery, we recommend that you accept this 77 year-old article as an example in self-flattery. To be sure, it is an unorthodox example, but it provides a working definition nonetheless; for nestled within the cozy confines of the attached PDF file rests a digital facsimile of a 1943 article in which the vulgarians of the Nazi leadership provided a few pensive words about how simply splendid they are:
"Yes, we are barbarians! We want to be barbarians. It is an honorable title. We shall rejuvenate the world."
CLICK HERE to read an article from 1923 about the abitious Adolf Hitler.