Thu, Jul 20|
CLE Lecture Hall
Why and How Fascists and Nazis Destroyed Democracies in Italy and Germany
Time & Location
Jul 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
This presentation will focus on the anti-democratic movements that emerged after World War I in Italy and Germany, where the ideas of the 18th-century Atlantic revolutions were widely rejected. We’ll discuss the popularity of autocratic leaders, the methods that anti-democratic forces used to consolidate power in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, and the ways in which democracies become vulnerable to anti-democratic ideas and leaders.