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Collaboration During WWII

There were two types of Nazi collaborators in occupied Europe, the acquiescent and the opportunist. To the former belongs if not our sympathy, at the very least our understanding. To the latter belongs our scorn and disgust, as they not … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Political Structure of Nazi Germany

The chaotic nature of the Third Reich was a direct consequence of Nazi ideology. The notion of “will to power,” which the Nazis misappropriated from philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, made competition the fundamental element of social, economic, and political relationships. Central … Continue reading

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On “Nazism and German Society: 1933-1945” Edited by David F. Crew

Nazism and German Society: 1933-1945, a series of articles on Nazi Germany, summarizes a new approach which has emerged in the field of historical study. As editor David F. Crew observes: “For many years after 1945, discussion of the popular … Continue reading

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The Nature of Early Soviet History: From Marxist-Leninism to Stalinism

For generations, historians have grappled with the various difficulties which the evolution of communism in the Soviet Union have engendered. In a word, history is chaotic; an historian will find him or herself at a loss if they approach their … Continue reading

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Why Russia? Why Bolsheviks? Why Not?

The Russian Revolutions and the subsequent Civil War was a uniquely Russian affair. Whether the creation of a communist state in Russia was a result of, or was in spite of the country’s unique social, cultural, political and historical nature … Continue reading

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WWI and Film

The cinematic depictions of the First World War have often focused on the perceived loss of innocence of the aptly named “lost generation” from their war experiences, either on the front lines or on the home front. In our historical … Continue reading

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Junger’s Story and the “Scientific War”

Above all else, what made the First World War the calamity that it became were the new technologies of warfare. The era of peace which had preceded the outbreak of war in 1914 had also been the era in which … Continue reading

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