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108. Weimar Revisited By Uri Avnery
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29785.h...

YOU AND your Weimar! a friend of mine once exclaimed in exasperation, just because you experienced the collapse of the Weimar Republic as a child, you see Weimar behind every corner. The accusation was not unjustified. In 1960, during the Eichmann trial, I wrote a book about the fall of the German Republic. Its last chapter was called: It can happen here Since then I have come back to this warning time and again. But now I am not alone anymore. During the last few weeks, the word Weimar has popped up in the articles of many commentators.

It should be sprayed in huge letters on the walls.

(WHILE HE DISCUSSES IT FROM AN ISRAELI POINT OF VIEW--CAN ANY WESTERN DEMOCRACY CLAIM IT'S SAFE?--DEMETER)

What we are witnessing now are not isolated attacks on one or another human right what we are seeing is a general attack on democracy as such. Perhaps only people who have experienced life under a fascist dictatorship can fully realize what that means...We are not yet in 1932. The Storm Troopers are not yet roaming our streets. We still have time to mobilize the public against the looming danger. This week's demonstration that will take place in Tel Aviv against the de-democratization of Israel may mark a turning point.

Uri Avnery's Website www.avnery-news.co.il
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