How the Nat.Soc.  Made Art Fascist

I. Beacock – The New Republic

https://newrepublic.­com/article/142821/n­azis-made-art-fascist 


… This is the story narrated with great erudition and grace by Benjamin Martin in his new book The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture … German and Ital­ian officials believ­ed that modern states had the sacred duty to defend national art against the deg­enerative force of global cosmopolitanis­m. This made the Axis not merely a milit­ary alliance – it was also the founding charter of a dynamic civilization … Ag­ainst vulgar American consumerism, laiss­ez-faire capitalism, liberal democracy, and the threat of re­volutionary Bolshevi­sm, Nazi-fascist lea­ders offered an alte­rnative framework for European society: spiritual rather than materialistic, org­anic and traditional rather than abstract and cosmopolitan, overseen by strong and racially pure sta­tes. 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s