On Kottke's site:
Not much "story" there. There have been previous threads on this special. And it has been currently showing on some PBS stations over the last week or 2.
Hadn't seen it (or it blew right past me).
Here's the RS Blog link POSTED ONJUNE 4, 2020 BY RICK STEVES
Rewatching The Story of Fascism in Europe
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The Story of Fascism in Europe
In this one-hour special, Rick travels back a century to learn how
fascism rose and then fell in Europe — taking millions of people with
And two years ago:
POSTED ONSEPTEMBER 13, 2018 BY
The Story of Fascism: Lessons and Legacy
The story of fascism in 20th-century Europe teaches us that strong and
charismatic leaders can capitalize on fear to lead a society astray.
Democracy is fragile. It requires a vigilant and engaged populace. And
if you take freedom for granted, you can lose it.
That's nice. I've already agreed I'm dumb. Don't need to rub it in. :)
The older one... wasn't even reading forum then.
Not a criticism. Glad you came across the "Story" and revived it for those who missed the program. Education and understanding history may help us repeat history.
"Education and understanding history may help us repeat history."
I doubt it. The rise is fueled by people who redefine what those things mean, if not just denying them. (And I hope you meant "NOT repeat history".)
The "Long Night" is coming once again. :(
Hopefully not as bad as last time.
Up until recently I was much more selective about the Forum posts I read. Mostly just the Countries I was interested in and the occasional post that looked interesting on the main page. Now I at least scan all titles. But I very well could have just gone by it. I'm not going to watch it. I find it too depressing given our current times.
RobertH- thank you for posting. While I’ve seen the show (and obviously know about it) it is an important one. Prior threads about it are nice but they are months and months old; no harm whatsoever in bringing the show back to the forefront. Please ignore and accept out collective apologizes for any inappropriate remarks.
"Please ignore and accept out collective apologizes..."
Naah. I've got thicker skin than that. :)
(I enlisted in the Marine Corp a long time ago)
Though that could (conceivably) reflect back on the "dumb" thing. :)
"Plenty of fascism going around. Even right here"
Fascism? Here? At the worst there is censorship by the website Mods. Plenty of censorship wo Fascism. Other than that the next worst seems to be people disliking what other people say (and expressing it).
To quote the redoubtable Philosopher Inigo Montoya, "I do not think it means what you think it means".
If I hit the Humpty Dumpty defense I know what land I'm in.
And the subsequent uselessness of polite discourse.
Yes, intended to say: "Education and understanding history may help us NOT repeat history."
We did a two week bike tour of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Rügen-Stralsund
area of NE Germany. As we peddled past a sign to the Ravensbrück concentration camp, our German friend riding with us detoured us in to tour the camp and its exhibits. My memorable take-away was Fritz's comment that "these exhibits are important for Germans to never forget what happened".
The Ravensbrück concentration camp was the largest concentration camp
for women in the German Reich. In the concentration camp system,
Ravensbrück was second in size only to the women's camp in