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The implications of Nazi-comparisons in current European discourse

Brock, Maria and Lopes, Rui (2013) The implications of Nazi-comparisons in current European discourse. Euro Crisis in the Press (28 Apr 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

“They’re Germans”, whispers John Cleese, “so don’t mention the war!” Four decades after the classic Fawlty Towers episode first aired, the memory of World War II continues to cloud Germany’s foreign relations, with German public opinion reacting strongly to the Nazi-comparisons used in international protests against Berlin’s policies. Yet as much as it is unhelpful to compare Angela Merkel or Wolfgang Schäuble to Adolf Hitler, it is also counterproductive to dismiss southern European indignation by overemphasising that side of the protests.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/eurocrisispress/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE Euro Crisis in the Press Blog
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 09:51
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78351

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