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Sat May 15, 2021, 11:54 AM

"Recommend: PBS series, Rise of the Nazis, on how Democracy died in Germany from 1930-1933"

It took just 4 years



https://www.pbs.org/show/rise-nazis/

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1/ Recommend the @PBS series, Rise of the Nazis, on how democracy died in Germany from 1930-1933.

The antidotes to fascism are to:


1. Strengthen #VotingRights.
2. Hold those who break the law accountable.
3. Fight disinformation.


2/ 4 key takeaways that America should consider before history repeats.

#1 Don’t think it can’t happen here
#2 Don’t cooperate with those who show authoritarian tendencies
#3 Holding political people accountable to the rule of law saves lives
#4 Disinformation leads to death

3/ Some details from the @PBS episodes that jumped out, if you’re interested.
Rise of the Nazis” starts with a warning…

4/ “In 1930, Germany is a liberal democracy—with elections, parliament, and the rule of law.
Just 4 years later, freedom of speech is over, most of the political opposition is in jail, and the government is in the hands of murderers.
This is the story of how democracy died.”
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Reply "Recommend: PBS series, Rise of the Nazis, on how Democracy died in Germany from 1930-1933" (Original post)
Budi May 2021 OP
cilla4progress May 2021 #1
Budi May 2021 #2
appalachiablue May 2021 #3

Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 11:56 AM

1. Watched that last year or earlier this year

- stunning how quickly and extremely Germany went from a liberal democracy to a murderous dictatorship.

Indeed - important history!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #1)

Sat May 15, 2021, 12:02 PM

2. I remember PBS airing but never had the chance to watch it.

I may have to find it to watch this weekend.

Trump only needed 4 years to set the stage for such damage. And we see Red States carrying on from where he left off.

Just 4 years to bring a Democracy to it's edge.
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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 02:58 PM

3. Nice set up, outline for BBC/PBS series (2019) must watch.

Also recommend reading stern warnings about fascism by scholars

- Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University, author, 'On Tyranny'

- Jason Stanley, professor of philosophy at Yale University

- Ruth Ben- Ghiat, professor of history at New York University

Their writings have posted here esp. in the last year.

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