Re: Curriculum question "Facing History and Ourselves"
- Subject: Re: Curriculum question "Facing History and Ourselves"
- From: Michelle in Nevada <5alive31@CHARTER.NET>
- Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 07:47:05 -0800
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And let's not forget Henry Ford's implication in all this . . . .
From: Dave Stratman <Newdem@AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Curriculum question "Facing History and Ourselves"
In a message dated 2/13/2002 8:38:36 PM Eastern Standard Time, learn@JPS.NET
At 06:45 PM 2/13/2002 -0500, Victor wrote:
>the "industrialists", etc. brought Hitler to power
This is one point on which I think all parties must agree.
Hitler was not swept into office on a tide of anti-semitism supported in
any measurable way by the majority of Germans.
Beyond that, scholars can offer varied interpretations of evidence, but
certainly anti-semitism was widespread in Germany. Also certainly, there
was organized working-class opposition to anti-semitism. It is reasonable
to conclude that only the intervention of elites on Hitler's side enabled
him to carry out his evil program. And this gets to what I thought was
Dave's central point: any message implying that all of us are likely to
support similar acts of evil, and that we can only be restrained through
the moral courage of a few members of the elite, is false. Not only false,
but likely to impede the real struggle against evil.
Thanks for this very clear and accurate statement of the point I have been
trying to make.
Editor, New Democracy
5 Burr Street
Boston, MA 02130
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