One point it makes clearly is the connection between relativism, nihilism, and Naziism
Just over fifteen years later, the great American icon, Charles Lindbergh shamefully urged Americans to stay out of the fight against Naziism
War is not the answer, unless, of course, the question is what do we do about tyranny, slavery, fascism, Naziism
, totalitarianism, Communism and, ultimately, liberalism.
In 1933, the Vatican signed the Reichskonkordat with Germany, which did much to further the acceptance of Naziism
He has apologised, but it will still, understandably, cause offence to Jews, veterans of the Second World War and indeed to anyone who even dimly appreciates the evils of Naziism
For a long time, the origin of the Third Reich consumed the attention of historians interested in German Naziism
This has similarities to Hitler and Naziism
which led the world to war.
When he wrote, Holmes of course knew nothing of Soviet Communism or German Naziism
, but his own experience in the Civil War demonstrated that when ideas differ sharply enough, the truth of one or the other is not settled in the competition of the market but in the slaughter of the battlefield.
Ophuls left Europe in 1939 because of the rise of Naziism
, and although he managed to make his way to Hollywood, and did return to work in France in the 50s, his art stems essentially from the creative environment of pre-war European culture, a culture that was largely decimated in the war.
Sometimes this nihilism manifests itself in a godless ideology such as Naziism
, Stalinism, Maoism, and down the line of murderous ideologies.
The ultimate political cost of yielding to the revival of Naziism
can be enormous.
Reduced to the simplest terms, the drive for a universalist ethics derives in great part from our experience of the modern world, which has shown the hazards of a ruthless ethic based on nothing more than the idiosyncratic value systems of their proponents (and Naziism
is the classic 20th century example).