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“Eco-fascism: Lessons from the German Experience”

January 31, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Peter Staudenmaier, Author.

Authors Janet Biehl and Peter Staudenmaier suggest that the synthesis of Fascism and environmentalism began with Nazism. In their book Eco-fascism: Lessons from the German Experience, they note the Nazi Party’s interest in ecology, and suggest their interest was “linked with traditional agrarian romanticism and hostility to urban civilization.” Richard Walther Darre, a leading Nazi ideologist who invented the term “Blood and Soil,” developed a concept of the nation having a mystic connection with their homeland, and as such, the nation was duty bound to take care of the land. Because of this, modern eco-fascists cite the Nazi Party as an origin point of eco-fascism.

Forum Host: Mark Mueller

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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Sunday Forum is a lecture series that showcases provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education, and more. The Sunday Forum is held online via Zoom and YouTube Live at 11:00 a.m. during the regular church year. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience.


January 31, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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