In December 1924 Germans elected fourteen members of the Nazi Party (National Socialist Workers Party) to the Reichstag out of a total of 493. From the moment they entered the Reichstag the Nazi tactic was to disrupt normal operations of the legislature in order to demonstrate the decadence of democratic institutions. "History," Samuel Clemens is thought to have said, "does not repeat itself. But it can rhyme."
John Weeks is an economist and Professor Emeritus at SOAS, University of London. He is author of the recently published book, Capital, Exploitation and Economic Crises.
October 18, 2011
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