Monday, October 08, 2018

NY Review of Books: "The Suffocation of Democracy" ...

In a week, I'm going to retrace family geography in East Europe for the first time, including Auschwitz where my paternal grandparents were murdered. This article in the NY Review of Books by Christopher R. Browning is deeply resonant in the context of our current politics:

"As a historian specializing in the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, and Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of fascism in Europe. I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference."

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