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Brown Shirt

(in Nazi Germany) a storm trooper
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If we want to think of both books in political terms, say, Red, in a brilliantly depraved dictatorship like Nazi Germany, would be a brownshirt, a headbreaker with the S.
At Donauworth a Brownshirt came on board and sat down in our compartment, a scarecrow of a man, so skinny and pimply that you wondered how he ever got beyond the Race Bureau.
FW: A lot is said these days about the "Red-Brown" menace, or red-flag Stalinism merged with brownshirt fascism.
Community Beat with Community Constable Barbara Brownshirt
When the National Socialists came to power in 1933, they changed the plaza's name to Horst-Wessel-Platz to honor a local brownshirt, murdered three years earlier, who had penned the Nazi anthem "Die Fahne hoch" (The Flag on High).
And now, at last, ickle Bernie Ecclestone and his sidekick, son of Brownshirt Sir Oswald, Max Mosely, seem to have cottoned on.
In Germany there was more than one instance of Communist cooperation with brownshirt forces against the Social Democrats.
It's another orgy night at Greta's - a massive, ruined power station turned into a omnisexual drag-rave venue presided over by Mick Jagger, swinging on a trapeze and singing in hose and crimson evening gown - where Max catches the eye of a cute Brownshirt.
Those militant populists who hedge on this embrace of elitism either finally capitulate or end up on the wrong end of a long knife--like Brownshirt leader Ernst Rohm in the Nazi purge of 1934.
PEACE IN HIS TIME Hitler painted family sitting in river scene; HITLER THE BROWNSHIRT Self-portrait of Adolf sitting on a bridge.
Deals are cut; miracles come and go; the actors, enjoying themselves thoroughly, send their lines flying as loopily as badminton cocks; and somehow the Protestant talent-agent and Catholic brownshirt wind up working together.
By keeping the conversation in Atlanta well-mannered and heavily referenced, he stuck a decidedly white supremacist foot in the door of a mainstream conservative movement that still bars the bedsheet and brownshirt crowd.