Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Notes on Nazism

From Norman Davies, Europe

Hitler: “National socialism is what Marxism might have been if it could have broken its absurd ties with a democratic order”

It was the Nazis who first instituted May Day as a national festival for (German) workers.

Most Nazi leaders were unbelievers; Hitler himself was a lapsed Catholic.

Willi Munzenberg, Stalin's master propagandist, understood the motives of the Nazi storm troops:

"'Brown on the outside', he would say of the unemployed urban tough guys of the [Nazi] SA, 'red on the inside.'"

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