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n Historia - Voëls van eenderse vere : die totalitêre ideologieë in die twintigste eeu

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Abstract

Om verskeie redes was dit jare lank taboe om die kommunisme en die nasionaal-sosialisme in een asem te noem of met mekaar te vergelyk. Sedert die verskyning van 'n opspraakwekkende boek oor die misdade van die kommunisme in 1997 word dit egter toenemend gedoen. In dié artikel word die vergelyking gedoen aan die hand van sistemiese ooreenkomste en verskille, die natuurlike affiniteit wat leiers soos Hitler en Mussolini enersyds en Stalin andersyds teenoor mekaar geopenbaar het, en die maklike wyse waarop hulle wedersydse vyandskap in die praktyk kon aflê en saamwerk.

Birds of a feather: totalitarian ideologies in the twentieth century For various reasons it has long been taboo to name communism and national socialism in the same breath or to compare them. Since the publication of Stéphane Courtois' sensational book about the crimes of communism in 1997 this is, however, being done more and more. In this article the comparison is made by looking at the systemic resemblances and differences, the natural affinity that leaders like Hitler and Mussolini on the one hand and Stalin on the other displayed towards each other, and the easy way in which they exchanged their enmity for cooperation. the conclusion is that there were indeed differences in content, but that the way in which they manifested themselves in practice, the mentality behind the ideologies, showed great similarities.

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2001-05-01
2016-12-03
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