Gavriel Rosenfeld

Gavriel Rosenfeld

The Germans tend to like to blame the Nazi experience on one man who can be scapegoated. If you pile all the blame onto him, you exonerate the German masses from any responsibility.More Gavriel Rosenfeld quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In times of uncertainty, we tend to move away from deterministic world views. And when we try to find moral footing for our actions, we compare ourselves to the foil of all foils, the Nazi period. It's a quest for moral certainty by saying, "Even if we're not doing great these days, at least we're not the Third Reich." Which can be consoling or alarmist. There's always a present-day agenda behind it.More Gavriel Rosenfeld quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What I have learned from studying counterfactual history is that the law of unintended consequences always kicks in no matter how secure you are in your plan. We have to live with the historical record as it is, like it or not.More Gavriel Rosenfeld quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you're a website and you want to get attention, you can Hiterlize anything.More Gavriel Rosenfeld quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Originally the premise of killing Hitler was fueled by deep traumatic feelings of wishing and fantasizing that if only things had been different, we could have spared ourselves all kinds of suffering. More recently it's been turned into a comedic trope. As we go forward, tragedy plus time equals comedy.More Gavriel Rosenfeld quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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