Yesterday's Nazis and today's national socialist left

The word "Nazi" keeps coming up, mostly from the Alt-Left but occasionally from the Alt-Right as the two verbally smear each other in hopes that something ugly will stick.  The back-and-forth use of the term warrants clarification: which is right, or at least more right than the other?  Is either really Nazi, or is this all just a nasty name game?  And finally, does it matter? Perhaps the best primer on Nazism remains Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, through which one can conclude how, astonishingly, the American left has followed in the Third Reich's footsteps, dragging America in its wake.  This is authoritatively put into perspective by Allen Bloom in his 1987 The Closing of the American Mind. The similarities are striking.  Today's intolerant national socialist left appears to be consciously patterning itself on the intolerant official Nazis of the pre-WWII era.  Shirer notes that Nazi judges were...(Read Full Post)

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