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Fri May 3, 2019, 05:44 PM

'Siren Call' of A Fourth Reich Is Spreading, Warns Nazi Germany Expert

‘Counterfactual’ historian Gavriel Rosenfeld’s new book takes on old-new fears of the Reich’s revival in our time
By MATT LEBOVIC
3 May 2019, 4:28 pm

Not since the demise of Nazi Germany have fears — and ambitions — of a so-called “Fourth Reich” reached their current level of intensity, according to the author of a new book.

In “The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present,” historian Gavriel D. Rosenfeld brings his counterfactual “what if” approach to the idea of a new empire based on Nazi ideals. It’s a dystopian future founded on a decades-old phenomenon.

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“The Fourth Reich is currently experiencing a new phase of normalization,” wrote Rosenfeld, whose latest book was published in March. “Thanks to the tumultuous political upheaval throughout the western world, the concept is becoming increasingly universalized. The election of Donald Trump, the many unending conflicts in the Middle East, and the continuing crisis of the European Union have made the prospect of a future Reich highly relevant.”

In Europe, according to Rosenfeld, the prospect of a Fourth Reich is raised by European Union critics on both the Left and Right: Some claim Germany has turned the EU into a kind of economic Reich. Across the Atlantic in the United States, the Fourth Reich is invoked by anti-Trump protesters, some of whose posters and memes include Nazi imagery.

The concept of a Fourth Reich, wrote Rosenfeld, is “invoked in times of crisis and in times of stability.”

The first intense fears of a Nazi revival occurred during Denazification, the period when former Nazi supporters were expected to transition “from werewolves to democrats,” as Rosenfeld titled an early chapter. The most significant threat was posed by a radical right-wing underground group called Deutsche Revolution, whose top-line members included Klaus Barbie, the so-called Butcher of Lyon.

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Fri May 3, 2019, 05:54 PM

1. People who suppress free speech deserve to be scared.

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Fri May 3, 2019, 06:25 PM

2. Let a Shitload of Muslim Barbarians in and you get Civil Unrest, Who knew?

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Fri May 3, 2019, 06:34 PM

3. They knew.

I'd be willing to convert if it would save free speech but they are all just as bad. As soon as the religion that owns our country was exterminated, the new idiots would do the same thing. I despise Trump for lying about the border and his ability to stop the invasion, but he is still better than the goat lovers.

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Fri May 3, 2019, 09:27 PM

4. Looks like white Europe is waking up.

Kalergi Plan gonna get some push back.

Kalegi was the the pioneer of " European Integration " and the founding President of the PanEuropean Union for 49 years.

War on wypepo.

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