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How does Hitler's interpretation of "Nationalist Socialism" relate to the modern interpretation of "Socialism" and "Nationalism"?

National Socialism is a specific thing. You can't just take parts of the name and then assume what it means based on these parts (another example: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is not a ...
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Why is banning communism symbols so hard to achieve as opposed to banning of Nazi symbols?

Nazis are a specific group of people who have committed atrocities in Europe. It is directly linked with the idea of Racial Superiority and Antisemitism. We can agree that Nazism is morally bad. One ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

The right claim that Hitler was left-wing to make its political enemies on the left look worse than they really are. There are plenty of examples of left-wing ideologies leading to unpleasant outcomes:...
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What are some examples of Ur-Fascist Newspeak?

Chomsky tackled one angle on this by adumbrating what one might call corporate fascism (fascism was after all historically supported by big business against working class movements) but which he ...
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Is the conspiracy theory of "Cultural Marxism" inherently tied to antisemitism?

Meaning of the New York Times quote This New York Times opinion piece says that antisemitism and cultural Marxism are "inseparable". What that claim in question means is not that "...
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How does Hitler's interpretation of "Nationalist Socialism" relate to the modern interpretation of "Socialism" and "Nationalism"?

Q: How does Hitler's interpretation of “Nationalist Socialism” relate to the modern interpretation of “Socialism” and “Nationalism”? In easy English and fairly short sentences: The definitions of ...
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How many traits of an ideology must someone showcase to receive the label of that ideology?

"X is a Nazi" is not a statement of fact, it's a personal opinion. Political labels are social constructs. Different people will have different standards how they apply a label. Not even the ...
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The paradox of Russian Nazis

The cornerstones of the ideology of Russian Neo-Nazis is Antisemitism and anti-Americanism. They are better traced to the Black Hundreds far-right antisemitic organization of Russian Empire rather ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

It really depends on what axis you are labeling "Left" and "Right". If the axis you are labeling is the same axis that Socialism, Communism, and Capitalism sit on (the economic ...
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Did Soviet Union ever apologize for its alliance with Germany before 1941?

As far as "spheres of influence" are concerned, they did denounce it On Christmas Eve 1989, Soviet lawmakers had indeed admitted the existence of the secret protocol of the MRP [Molotov-...
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What are some examples of Ur-Fascist Newspeak?

Despite being a new word, the use of the term 'woke' to describe everything 'I don't like' is a form of Newspeak. It uses reductionism of any issue to something the listener has already decided they ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

Because from the point of view of those saying that Hitler was left wing, usually Americans, he was. Left-wing has no one definition but for American conservatives it can be defined along several axes:...
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Did most French people change their opinion about who contributed most to the defeat of Nazi Germany?

In short, yes the information presented in that graphic is well sourced and appears generally reliable. The creator of the graphic is Olivier Berruyer who is French political blogger. His source is ...
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How does Hitler's interpretation of "Nationalist Socialism" relate to the modern interpretation of "Socialism" and "Nationalism"?

Hitler originally joined the precursor to the national socialist party in 1919 as an agent of the Bavarian police to spy on them and make sure the weren't revolutionaries. At the time, they were ...
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Why did the US vote against a UN anti-Nazi resolution?

The US was a bit opaque in their other reasoning, just vaguely speaking of "overly narrow scope and politicized nature" of the resolution. In 2014 however, when a similar resolution was ...
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Are there any examples of official Nazi glorification in Ukraine?

From your linked article: the government-sponsored honoring of Bandera and Andryi Melnyk Specifically, it was the city government of Kyiv which hung a banner of Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera from ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

Hitler's party was known as National Socialist German Workers' Party. There is indeed Left-wing branding in this name, as well as Right. Some conservatives point out that Hitler, even though being far-...
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Was Hitler's regime a right-wing regime?

It was certainly a right-wing regime. German politics at the time had the following rough divisions: A far left wing, personified by the KPD and USPD, which wanted a radical redistribution of wealth ...
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Why didn't Nazis have their own constitution?

They had no intention of following any constitution other than the Führerprinzip, and writing that into a legal code would have disturbed conservatives who did support them. The minutes of the Wannsee ...
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What are some examples of Ur-Fascist Newspeak?

I think Mozibur Ullah's examples are good, but missing a critical component. I think about Orwell's example, though it is more where there is a brainwashed forced agreement. Winston raises 5 fingers, ...
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What are some examples of Ur-Fascist Newspeak?

It's worth reading the appendix to Orwell's "1984", where he lays out the nature and reasoning behind Newspeak. That might clear up your question on its own. But that aside... The first ...
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What are some examples of Ur-Fascist Newspeak?

Surprisingly, no answer has yet produced the most obvious examples of what Eco meant in the essay, which the author himself gave directly following the quote given in the question: the language used ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

One of the defining features of nationalism — be it Hitler's National Socialism, present-day Christian or White nationalism in the US, or any other form — is that they are obsessed with appearances to ...
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Who voted for Arthur J. Jones the neo-Nazi Republican candidate for Illinois's 3rd congressional district?

Everyone Or to be more accurate, everyone who voted, as your own link suggests, Mr Jones was the ONLY candidate in the Republican primary. This Article from the New York Times may put it in more ...
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What are the concrete demands of Germans who want to "put an end to" (Schlussstrich ziehen) nazi commemorations?

The Schlussstrichdebatte isn't something new the AFD picked up recently, it started right after WW2. Here is for example a poster by the FDP from 1949: The first demand was to stop denazification (...
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Who are the alleged Nazis in the Ukraine government?

Who are the alleged Nazis in the Ukraine government? I think the issue is not one of who is a nazi and in government now, but rather who has been in government and was also related to the far right. ...
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Are there any examples of official Nazi glorification in Ukraine?

There can't be examples of "official" glorification. Both Nazi and Communist ideology and symbolics are condemned and banned in Ukraine. If you see it, know it's illegal; call the police. Ukrainian ...
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