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Insults and personal slights are par for the course in politics, and sooner or later just about every politician gets compared to Hitler for one reason or another. “Another day, another Hitler comparison on the internet,” or so the story goes. But has there ever been an election when the Nazi analogies were quite so prevalent? Is there anything to it?

Who exactly were the Nazis and—other than the anti-Semitism that led them to annihilate 6 million Jews—did they actually stand for anything at all? Were they really socialists? Why did the Germans support them? Could anything so evil ever really happen here? And does Germany’s experience with Nazism have any lessons for American Democracy?

Come to History Seminar and find out!

Presenter: Teri Balkenende

Location: Building 3, Room 102