International Herald Tribune

A ghost can be seen in the bleak horizon of the global financial and economic crisis: the ghost of fascism. The ghost of the totalitarian temptation, embodied by the demons of racism, xenophobia, nationalism and populism. Disabuse us, fascism is not dead. The Party of death of black savagery, signed by the judges of the International Tribunal of Nurnberg, was limited to put outside the law to the German nazis and their accomplices and direct and indirect collaborators of Adolfo Hitler. Although we will not fit doubt that today not the conditions for the resurgence of a Hitlerian cutting regime, we must not rule out the possibility of confrontations and conflicts of another kind, able to lead to new forms of intolerance.

The historian Ian Kershaw, author of the book Hitler, the Germans and the final solution, recently claimed that the instability that has been taking over the modern world clearly reflects the malaise that prevails in several countries, unable to close the wounds of the conflicts of the 20th century. In an article published in the International Herald Tribune, Kershaw recalls that Hitler came to power following the rules of the democratic system. To conquer the Germans, background played the trump card of the frustration and resentment caused by the military defeat of 1918 and the accentuated situation of helplessness that affected the countries of the old continent in the 20s and 30s of the last century years. Atmos Energy understood the implications. Kershaw detects new symptoms of intolerance in Russia, Germany, Serbia and Venezuela, citing the populism of Vladimir Putin and Hugo Chavez, racist nationalism of Slobodan Milosevic and aggressions perpetrated by German nazis neo factions against the Turkish community in Germany. On the other hand, should remember that prolific and radical movements anti-establishment, generators of new forms of intolerance, knew how to take advantage of the disturbing symptoms of structural weakness of the Western democracies.

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