All Articles on Nazi Germany

To Trump’s critics, it hardly matters that “America First” in no way describes actual administration policy.  (Photo: RocketLip/flickr/cc) Views
A Greatest Generation We Are Not
From a moment of victory to a time of pandemic.
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View from Dresden city hall after the February 13-15, 1945 Allied bombing. (Photo: Deutsch Fotohek/Wikimedia Commons) Views
The Beasts and the Bombings: Reflecting on Dresden, February 1945
The Dresden bombing shocked the world’s conscience.
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The mass incarceration system has relied on the same kind of dehumanizing language to sustain and legitimize its abuses. (Photo: Views
How Dehumanizing Language Fuels Mass Incarceration
Projects to dismantle the system of mass incarceration must exist alongside a concerted effort to restore the humanity of incarcerated people, formerly incarcerated people, and other justice-involved people.
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When an [intelligence service] uses dirty tricks, provides billions of dollars in weapons to renegade militias and Islamic radicals, overthrows governments and assassinates leaders, leaving in its wake mayhem and disasters it did not foresee, it has failed. (Photo: Mr. Fish) Views
Our Invisible Government
The most powerful and important organs in the invisible government are the nation’s bloated and unaccountable intelligence agencies.
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British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (left) and German Chancellor Adolf Hitler (in light jacket) Views
Re-Reflections on the Start of World War II
It is worth our while to try to disentangle some of the realities of the war from the mythologies we so love to worship
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Yes, It Could Happen Here: When Nazis Came to New York Further
Yes, It Could Happen Here: When Nazis Came to New York
From A Night At the Garden With Trump's latest crime against the poor, the brown, the other - wherein immigrants may have to choose between food or housing and a green card - it's a good time to consider a new book detailing the threat of a "21st-century master of divisive rhetoric" whose toxic mix...
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 We’re used to thinking of Hitler’s Third Reich as the incomparably evil tyranny that it undoubtedly was. But Hitler didn’t take power by force. He used a set of rhetorical tropes codified in Trump’s bedside reading that persuaded enough Germans to welcome Hitler as a populist leader. (Photo: photolibrarian/Flickr/cc) Views
Leading Civil Rights Lawyer Shows 20 Ways Trump Is Copying Hitler’s Early Rhetoric and Policies
The author, Burt Neuborne, is one of America’s top civil liberties lawyers, and questions whether federal government can contain Trump and GOP power grabs.
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Trump’s use of Baltimore’s dysfunction is the finest expression yet of this man’s limitless racism. (Photo: Edwin Remsberg/VWPics/AP Images) Views
As The Baltimore Sun wrote, it’s better to have a few rats than to be one.
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"You know how these people lie!" 12 Angry Men (1957). (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Trump’s "Go Back" Racist Epithet; Oh, So Familiar
Trump has dived deep into the septic tank before. But, folks, this is truly a new low
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There are constant reminders in Berlin of Germany's violent history, like the white crosses honoring East Berliners shot while trying to escape or the big sign at Checkpoint Charlie announcing, "You are leaving the American sector" in four languages. (Photo: Michael Winship/CD) Views
Doubt It Can Happen Here? Tell It to Berlin
A note to those who think it unfair to compare the Trump White House and the GOP to what happened in Germany 85 years ago.
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