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Weimar Germany by Eric D. Weitz
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Aug 10, 2011

This book details the cultural, social, and economic conditions in Germany after the end of World War I which set the stage for Hitler's eventual rise to power. The key takeaway from this book is this:

"The threats to democracy are not always from enemies abroad. They can come from those within who espouse the language of democracy and use the liberties afforded them by democratic institutions to undermine the substance of democracy. Weimar [Germany] cautions us to be wary of those people as well. What comes next can be very bad, even worse than imaginable."


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