Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday: The Michael Slate Show with Claudia Koonz, author of The Nazi Conscience and more, on The Rise of Fascism & Recent Developments

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Claudia Koonz on the Rise of Fascism in Germany, and Recent Developments in the US.

Claudia Koonz, a historian of Nazi Germany, is the author of Mothers in the FatherlandThe Nazi Conscience, and other works. We'll be talking about the rise and consolidation of fascism in the past with an eye on the recent developments in the US and the threat of the consolidation of a fascist government here.

In remarks about The Nazi Conscience, Claudia Koonz poses the question, "How does it happen that citizens who consider themselves deeply moral can believe that some of their fellow citizens embody a danger so lethal that they must be eliminated?" Her work lays bare the horrors unleashed by the Nazis -- and how so many "good Germans" stood by, waited, and became complicit in these horrors.