[KS] Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 122, Issue 11
rufus88 at uchicago.edu
Tue Aug 13 18:04:37 EDT 2013
What Frank says is exactly right, it seems to me. My mother's family is of German extraction, so I know whereof he speaks.
Opponents of FDR and the New deal called it fascism all through the 1930s (when they weren't calling it socialist), and as I recall, Pres. Reagan made a reference to this when he was in the White House.
I would just add one thing to Frank's useful inventory: Studebaker produced a four-door sedan called the Dictator all through the 1930s.
Best regards, Bruce
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> Just to clarify two issues:
> About An Ho-sang I am essentially all with you for what you pointed
> out, and the fact that he had left Germany before Nazi rule alone does
> not seem to make such a huge difference, not in his specific case
> anyway. After all, we talk about a philosopher--a head-heavy
> stormtrooper. Just look at the very large ethnic German and Austrian
> community in the U.S. during the 1930s, before the war begun, and you
> see that it did not take any sort of physical presence in Germany to
> become a Nazi. Many among the first generation immigrants were Nazis,
> at least until the war started. As late as February 1939 they marched
> with an estimated 22,000 onlookers and hundreds of swastika flags,
> Stars and Stripes, and a huge portrait of George Washington through
> Madison Square Garden. Also, Nazism further influenced and reinforced
> ultra-conservative American ideologies. We may also have a second and
> open-minded critical look at what really happened to American "national
> identity" during the "New Deal" policies and its railroads, industry,
> and farming work programs etc. in the 1930s, and where such changes
> were informed from. "Liberal" is just an expandable catch word. The
> social components that the New Deal enforced are rather close to that
> of the Third Reich with its work programs (keyword "Autobahn"),
> reacting to the same catastrophic economic circumstances of the late
> 20s and early 30s. Same in the USSR at the same time, we see the
> appearance of the Homo Sovieticus, the New Soviet man. One may not call
> all this fascist, as, obviously, it is something that was seen in
> various political systems. Yet, it was all during the same period, and
> it can very well be explained in concrete terms if we, finally, dispose
> all of our post-war and Cold War books about fascism and write new ones
> that consider and include parallel developments worldwide. What we then
> get is a picture where certain cultural phenomena AS WELL AS concrete
> economic and social-political solutions which had been attached to
> fascism, also because of the equation of modernity and modernism with
> democracy, are not anymore connected just to that one political
> movement. In short, we still see what we saw before, but we are then
> able to also see it elsewhere; the cross-connections we draw on our
> chart do not anymore place fascism in the center of it all AS IF
> fascism were the source of all that.
> As for the earlier discussed Kang Se-hy?ng: the last thing I want to do
> is to adorn myself with borrowed plumes. The credit to have
> "rediscovered" that guy has to be given to Fujii Takeshi--I am just
> following up (on him and several others) for a little while, and doing
> so I see that there is just so much more to it in terms of sources and
> expanding my own understanding, it is highly fascinating!
> On Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:42:31 -0400, Bruce Cumings wrote:
>> I very much enjoyed Frank's post, and the fascinating people he
>> references. An Ho-sang's studies in Germany did indeed pre-date 1933,
>> and I forgot to say that in my post. But it is clear in my account of
>> him in my book.
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