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Give fascism a broad catchall sense if you like, but you are not addressing my argument re Gleichschaltung. If Mig had used "fascism", I wouldn't have taken issue with it (even while demurring).

You take my argument to mean that I am dismissing the danger of what is happening, but that's a strawman. My point is that Gleichschaltung is not historically analogous to what's happening now. In particular, though it was indeed associated with propaganda on a hither-to-fore unprecedented scale, Gleichschaltung had its bottom-up side and was enthusiastically embraced by many "ordinary" Germans, who were absolutely not condemned to "unemployment, crime and starvation".

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Aug 30th, 2011 at 07:07:14 AM EST
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