We Don’t Live in Weimar Germany

Liberals say that socialists who don’t support Joe Biden are “like the German Communists who refused to fight Hitler.” The analogy doesn’t hold up — and it’s also historically illiterate.

Labeling social democrats as “social fascists” doesn’t sound like mature political analysis. And the Nazi triumph in 1933 was a damning retrospective judgment on those who couldn’t tell the center left apart from the far right. As an oft-repeated legend has it, the German Communist Party (KPD) was too sectarian, too purist to ally with […]

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