The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook , while suitable for writers at all levels, is designed with teaching students in mind. It explains the principles behind citing sources, provides instruction on the MLA’s system of documenting sources, and offers detailed guidelines on the mechanics of scholarly prose. The handbook includes guidelines on plagiarism and academic dishonesty, tips on evaluating sources, and a worksheet for creating works-cited-list entries. The eighth edition’s system of documentation supersedes the guidelines set out in the seventh edition and in the MLA Style Manual .
The story Hitler used to explain his early aversion to social democracy was also apparently invented. He claimed that he had worked as a casual laborer in construction. When his fellow workers went to a tavern, he always remained on the sidelines ("I drank my bottle of milk and ate my morsel of bread"). He claimed to have heard horrible things on the construction sites. The fatherland, religion and morality, he wrote, were all "dragged through the mud." Hitler claimed he confronted the men and was then threatened by their leaders, who were Social Democrats, and told to get lost or else they would throw him from the scaffolding.