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When It’s Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig | The New Yorker
The destruction of a symbolic edifice—a blaze that caused no loss of life—became the pretext for the government to begin terrorizing its own civilian population. That fateful conflagration took place less than thirty days after Hitler became Chancellor. The excruciating power of Zweig’s memoir lies in the pain of looking back and seeing that there was a small window in which it was possible to act, and then discovering how suddenly and irrevocably that window can be slammed shut.
fascism  europe  stefan-zweig  politics  history  germany  nazis 
9 weeks ago by jm

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