It’s amazing what gets published these days

Donald Trump is not an outlier. He is part of a long tradition of racial fascists, a tradition which includes the genocidal infamy of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime.

And this is just fabulous, glorious:

In an effort to understand how Donald Trump’s fascist movement is part of a much larger (and older) global racial project, I recently spoke with James Q. Whitman. He is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School and author of the new book “Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law.”

In our conversation, Whitman explains the troubling connections between the recent events in Charlottesville and resurgent Nazism, what the Nazis and Adolf Hitler learned from American racism, and how the United States’ legal traditions could actually help racial fascism take hold.

Just glorious.

12 thoughts on “It’s amazing what gets published these days”

  1. Well done that’s surely going to be the seminal tome of comparative law. Comparing the 3rd Reich with the US constitution.

  2. Chance-y De-fucking Vega on the job again eh?

    A one-man bullshit strike force that lad.

    And he left out Trump’s plan to have an asteroid crash on top of Yellowstone and thus wipe out all people of colour–any colour except white cos we haver that unfair privy-ledged immortality–once and for all.

  3. Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Liberal Fascism’ does a pretty good job at tracing the links between early-20th century American Progressives and the Third Reich. Hitler, he says, was quite the fan of Pres. Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat.

  4. All you need to do is remember that the KKK started out as the para-military wing of the Democrat party, that the Democrats were responsible for the Jim Crow segregation laws and that Wilson was a Democrat. In fact, Hayes, another president who lost the popular vote, became president after the Republicans agreed to remove the army from the Southern States in order to give the Democrats free reign there

  5. Bloke no Longer in Austria

    I saw on telly the other day that the Wilson administration not only re-intrduced racial segregation in Government offices in the South but actually ntroduced it in the North.

    And of course,Hitler only married once.

  6. I see Timmy has discovered the wonder that is Chauncey DeVega… Clearly the most batshit crazy writer Salon has in its stable (which is, in and of itself, quite a statement).

    Never read DeVega while drinking coffee. You’ll be wiping it off of everything within 10 feet of where you are sitting.

  7. I know that segregation and eugenics thinking in the USA and around the world all helped the Nazis come up with their laws and such but Trump?

    What in flying fuck is that journalist talking about?

    They actually want that to be true even though it isn’t and it’s poor analysis and scholarship to say so

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