12. History's Worst Misconception

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Apr 20 2020 79 mins   50

Was Hitler a socialist? Were the Nazis, who were allied with people like Franco and Mussolini actually leftists? Do modern liberalism and fascism "share the same intellectual roots"? The answer to these questions is a resounding no. In this episode of History's Most, we discuss where these questions have come from, why they're being asked more often, and explain precisely why the answer to all of them is no.

Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff - String Quartet No. 2 as recorded by Steve's Bedroom Band and Steve Jones licensed under Creative Commons 4.0.