Tonight (Wed 11/18) 7-9 p.m.

How do we know Fascism when we see it?. Tonight. Online, no cost. A program of the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.  

I have commented on this before, here.

This is an appropriate topic of interest today, and this is reflected in the media.

Sunday afternoon I saw a long program on National Geographic Channel about Nazi Germany (“Inside the SS”; and “After Hitler”). (National Geographic has a library of at least 10 available programs on Hitlers Germany.)

Last night, the local PBS channel had a program on the first six months of what became Nazi Germany (early 1933).  Earlier, PBS has broadcast more than once Rick Steve’s film of European Fascism (Italy, Spain, Germany).

It can happen here…

3 replies
    • dickbernard
      dickbernard says:

      You said “I watched too”, and wasn’t sure which one(s)!!” I’m random with TV, and just happened across National Geographic’s on a Sunday afternoon; the PBS offering was more intentional – we’re subscribers and get the monthly schedule. At any rate, it is chilling to watch how authoritarian states develop; how easy it is for citizens to get sucked in (suckered), and how quickly they spin out of control. And, of course, the ‘final solution’, for all of them, is in one way or another disastrous not only for the dictator, but for the people. I’ll watch the program tonight, which is a panel discussion, to get a few more insights. People like easy answers; of course, nothing worthwhile is easy. Many thanks for checking in.

  1. John Bernard
    John Bernard says:

    The most frustrating thing I find is that it is easy to see in hindsight, less easy to see with foresight, and really impossible to see when you’re in the middle of it.

    The major problem we have here is that we have a polarized group of individuals (on all sides) that are happy to be able to find on websites and discussion boards people who think very closely to what they do. Until we can truly reach across the aisle, we’re going to have huge problems.


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