Is there any professor in a university in Germany or Austria who thinks that the nazis were lefties? (user search)
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buritobr
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« on: November 22, 2021, 07:07:18 PM »

Is there any professor of history, political science and other similar subjects in a university in Germany or Austria who thinks that the national socialism was a left-wing ideology?

I believe that the myth of the leftist nazism was born in the English speaking world through think thanks created by Mises's fans.
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buritobr
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 05:58:51 PM »

Probably Hans-Hermann Hoppe. But like most terrible thinkers (Mises) he found himself in the dumpster of ideas - the American libertarian movement.
Oh, I totally forgot about this guy, but technically he is not a "professor in a university in Germany". On the other hand, his argument would probably more like..."democracy, communism, national socialism, social democracy and American liberalism are all just tools to expand state activity, centralize political power, spend money and diminish freedrom"

He is a professor in the University of Nevada https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans-Hermann_Hoppe
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buritobr
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2021, 06:10:59 PM »

Why did I post this question
In 2017, the German embassy in Brazil published a video about the dangers of the national socialism, considering it a far-right ideology. Some Brazilians who like this Mises american libertarianism sh**t tryied to teach German history to the German embassy, by saying that the national socialism was a left-wing ideology. The German ambassador answered that he had never seen this debate in Germany.
I wanted to know if there could be some younger crank the ambassador didn't know yet.

We should trust the academic community as a group, but we know there are some cranck individuals even in the universities and some of them have some academic CV.
There was that "scientist" who denied both global warming and tobacco influence on lung cancer.
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buritobr
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 04:36:57 PM »

There are different degrees of the myth that the nazis were lefties.
There are those who claim that both nazism and fascism were left-wing ideologies because both the program of the National Socialist German Worker's Party and of the Italian Fascist Party in the late 1910s had similarities to the left regarding the economic policy. Mussolini was really a socialist before becoming a fascist. But the fascists forgot these "socialist" views on the economy when they came to power in 1922. Minister Alberto de Stefani was very pro free market. Mussolini tried to look like leftist again in the Italian Social Republic (1943-1945).
There are those who claim that nazism was left-wing but fascism not.
And there are those who claim that nazism was left-wing, but Franco and Salazar were good because they were neither nazi nor fascists. They forgot that Franco had the assistance of the "leftist" nazis in the Civil War.
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2021, 07:44:46 AM »

This week, we found out that the father of the far-right candidate in Chile was "leftist"
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