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Thoughts on Nazi recidivism in Slovakia

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Christopher Helton

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“The vote does not turn evil into good.”

Nearly eighty-three years ago, on 10 September 1933, a group of about two hundred uniformed members of the British Union of Fascists marched through the streets of Stockton-on-Tees, a small, economically depressed market town in the North East region of England.  Their goals were simple: to make a show of strength, to intimidate the anti-fascists who had heckled them at previous demonstrations in Stockton, and to rally the support of politically uncommitted citizens.  In other words, they wanted to emulate their brown-shirted brethren in the Nazi party, who had risen to power in Germany by simultaneously frightening their opponents and inspiring admiration in the financially struggling Germans. (viac…)

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