Bill Resnick and European historian Bill Smaldone discuss: (1) The role of violence, on the right and on the left, in Germany in the Nazi rise to power. (2) The practice of violence today, both by the right and the left; the Black Block with terrible consequences for the left; and the strategy/tactics required to defeat the hard right's proto-fascism in the Trump period: determined, strong, and with minimal violence. Smaldone is the author of Confronting Hitler: German Social Democrats in Defense of the Weimar Republic, 1929-1933.
This is the 4th in a series of interviews about Fascism in the 1930s and what can be learned from it in the age of Trump. Here are links to the earlier interviews:
Part 1: History of the German Social Democratic Party, 19th Century origins
Part 2: MANUFACTURED THREATS AND MARTIAL LAW?
Part 3: Is the U.S. is implementing a totalitarian state, and how to resist Trumpism