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The Rise of Fascism

Geoffrey Jacques Portside
Here is a history of fascism in Europe that may be helpful as we consider this troubled, and troubling, moment.

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Buying Nazism

Bill Niven History Today
In the early years of Nazi rule, the vagueness of much Nazi ideology enabled many Germans to see in Nazism what they wanted to see.

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Long Past Due: Joan Wallach Scott's On the Judgment of History.

Scott McLemee Inside Higher Ed
Three efforts to right historical wrongs - Nuremberg Trials' prosecution of Nazi war crimes but not crimes against its own people, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation established the former if not the latter, and today's demand for reparations.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Holocaust Paintings

Anna Ulinich The Forward
The exhibition “Rendering Witness: Holocaust-Era Art as Testimony” demonstrates the power of art. The artists may have been silenced in the homicide of the Nazi 's final solution, but their clandestine art work survives as an outspoken memory.

Friday Nite Videos | January 3, 2020

Portside
Bernie Sanders' Remarks on Iran Following Suleimani Asassination. Vanishing Voters of Georgia. Why Drugs Are So Expensive. Google and Amazon Are Now in the Oil Business. Cadets Fired for Giving Nazi Salute.

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Fascism in Multiple Translations

Yuliya Komska Boston Review
Far-rightists glorify one nation united under one language, yet are adept at using translation to spread their politics. E-commerce behemoths like Amazon allow fascism in translation the reach and veneer of a successful global business venture.

Fascist Forces are Growing Support in Germany

Victor Grossman Portside
Germany today, the right-wing AfD cries out, sounding like Adolf Hitler: 'Panicked nightmares are increasing in our land, especially unfortunately among blonde women! And this in our own country. It is insufferable!" And they are winning elections!
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