I picked up Nietzsche’s “The Antichrist” and my edition had a useful forward before Nietzsche’s text. I was surprised to find the name signed at the end of it was “H.L. Mencken” – the famous proto-libertarian journalist and skeptic of democracy.
No man steps on to the world scene fully formed. We all owe a debt to our ancestors.
The Nietzsche, by the way, is very good. Essential for understanding the world we’re in. Consider him the Moldbug of the 19th century.