Category Archives: Germany

Germany Confronts The Enemy Within

There are 16 references to the far-right and six to neo-nazis in this article but no definitions are offered. Katrin Bennhold writes for the New York Times: Germany has a problem. For years, politicians and security chiefs rejected the notion … Continue reading

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Hitler’s True Believers: How Ordinary People Became Nazis

Here are some highlights from this 2020 book by professor Robert Gellately: * Hitler said of the NSDAP in the 1920s that “90 ninety percent of it was made up by left-wing people.” He also thought it was “decisive” that … Continue reading

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What Turned Germans Into Nazis?

Andrew Stuttaford writes for the WSJ: Mr. Fritzsche examines how, during the party’s years in opposition, the Nazis were able to broaden their support away from the original ideological core to voters who, for example, just thought that “something” had … Continue reading

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The Other God that Failed: Hans Freyer and the Deradicalization of German Conservatism

Summary: “Why did some of the “best and brightest” of Weimar intellectuals advocate totalitarian solutions to the problems of liberal democratic, capitalist society? How did their “radical conservatism” contribute to the rise of National Socialism? What roles did they play … Continue reading

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I Argue With Paul Gottfried

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