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200 Charles   2009-05-02 14:40:38

re: #198 Bookworm

Please look up the literature on the BNP. It's completely uncontroversial to call them a "far right" party. They regard themselves as right wing -- DEFINITELY not left wing.

And the word "Socialist" in "National Socialist" does not indicate a left-wing orientation, Marxist, socialist, or any other way. The Nazis were a right wing group in German politics; they started as a right wing group and coopted other German right wing parties, and all their alliances were with right wing parties. All of the serious historical works on Nazi Germany make this exceedingly clear.

There's a kind of revisionism going around these days that insists the Nazis and other far right wing organizations are actually left wing groups -- it's simply wrong.

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