from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ideology and practice of the Nazis, especially the policy of racist nationalism, national expansion, and state control of the economy.
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- proper n. The ideology of Adolf Hitler’s NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers’ Party), including a Führer’s totalitarian government, racism, and often nationalist territorial expansion (Lebensraum) and state control of the (war) economy.
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- n. a form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader
Using the rubric of Public Equity which he called Nazism, Hitler was able to secretly rebuilt Germany into a military superpower.
This despite the fact that Nazism is utterly discredited as an ideology.
To me one of the tragedies of Nazism is the way that this great symbol from our collective human heritage (independently occurring in a number of different parts of the world) has been gravely tarnished.
The institutional beliefs and drives of, say, Nazism, are clearly dangerous (though a Nazi would argue vehemently that Nazism is not at all dangerous) and such “- isms” can justify “hate” (whatever “hate” is).
That was fanciful enough, to be sure, but the carnage of 1914 – 18, which led to the greatest fall of monarchies in history, also widened and deepened the class chasms and led to the spewing-up of Nazism from the wreckage of defeated Germany.
Now there was just a paragraph of discussion comparing the book's villains to various figures in Nazism (and when the good guys assess the bad guys, they're always right).
Nazism is just another alien import that like communism should be treated as the toxic pile of crap it truly is.
Of course Nazism is what some Germans did; others fought against it, and still others were indifferent.
But the analogy between radical Islam and Nazism is strong.
This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine.
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