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Thursday, November 20, 2008 Fascism, Feminism -Who argued that means, or moral considerations, are as important as the victory of socialism? Eduard Bernstein Hitler and Nazism Hitler -resentment about the end of WW1, many soldiers felt betrayed by their political leaders -the Nazi idea, is that the German people (“Volk”) must defeat Jews, communists, and liberals -the claim is that what is needed is a strong, dominant leader (“Fuhrerprinzip”), rule only by one person, people are not to question the leader -nationalism, particular ethnic or cultural group, its racist -Lebensraum (living space), where people live and control -takes up a political form of political Darwinism, survival of the fittest race, you help evolution along -racist version of social Darwinism, anti-Semitism -Fascism +racism= Nazism Key Fascist Themes Fascism: Key Themes (Paxton) 1) sense of crisis needing radical solution 2) subordination of individuals to the group 3) one’s group is a victim whose enemies must be attacked (sense of victimhood)
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course POLI SCI 1020e taught by Professor Declearcy during the Spring '09 term at UWO.

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Fascism - Thursday, November 20, 2008 Fascism, Feminism...

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