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Thoughtful. Thanks, I appreciate it. Don't disagree......
By:  Paul (Moderators; 69615)
Posted on: 07-16-2020 12:14.
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Also won't defend someone else's argument for sure, just how I took his meaning, which admittedly may be ignorant.

I'm less sure that ideas aren't handed down and expanded upon. As in... Hegel, Kant, Nietzsche provided philosophical underpinnings for fascism's rise in Germany. Obviously the fuse was the economic throttling, and providing moral justification is important.

But as a worldview, the public had been primed for a leader with these ideas because bits and pieces of the Nazis' more-comprehensive whole were in common German "thought" for decades. Anti-semitism, uber alles, etc.

For me these things look less like destruction of old ideas there... more like new iterations/expressions/implementations of older ideas. Same in the US today, a la anti-federalism, racism, etc. Trumpism stands on the shoulders of Lindbergh, Goldwater, et al.

The idea that one group of people is superior to another and ought to be enshrined as national socioeconomic policy didn't start with the Germans, but it was cribbed from elsewhere (including the CSA, eugenics broadly in the late 19th/early 20th century, etc).

I didn't see Jared's thread as exclusive of any of that, may've oversimplified his thesis somewhat. Looking forward to his book anyhow.

Edited by Paul at 16.07.2020 12:17:52


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