National Socialism


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National Socialism

n.
Nazism.

National Socialism

n
(Historical Terms) German history the doctrines and practices of the Nazis, involving the supremacy of Hitler as Führer, anti-Semitism, state control of the economy, and national expansion. Also called: Nazism or Naziism
National Socialist n, adj

Na′tional So′cialism


n.
the principles and practices of the Nazis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.national socialism - a form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader
fascism - a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)
socialist economy, socialism - an economic system based on state ownership of capital
Falange - the Spanish Nazi party under Franco
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The ideology of National Socialism was borrowed largely from the ethical dualism of the German volkisch movement--an intensely nationalistic movement that taught that Germans, in accordance with their ethnicity, had been given by Providence the unique role of vanquishing evil on behalf of the whole world.
It is precisely in the spirit of this hermeneutical elucidation that Charles Bambach--in his Heidegger's Roots: Nietzsche, National Socialism, and the Greeks--undertakes the topic of Heidegger's readings (and writings) in philosophy and poetry from the years 1933 to 1945.
For example, the play In der Lowengrube tells the story of a Jewish actor, driven from the stage by National Socialism but determined to return to "the lion's den" to celebrate a moral victory.
But to see this as `explaining National Socialism away in terms' of its leader's "deviant" sexuality' (leaving aside questions about the choice here of the word `deviant') is surely several steps further than anyone would want to go, even most readers of the `Daily Telegraph'.
But it is important to note that Heidegger himself was in no doubt that his partisanship for National Socialism lay in the essence of his philosophy.
Furthermore, the Confessing Church used the principle of the councils of brethren and structured leadership from the bottom up rather than the top down as advocated by National Socialism.
She does, however, later review recent studies of Kaiser's attitude to National Socialism and his behaviour in exile up to his death in 1945.
Mussolini came out of the Italian Socialist party, and National Socialism sought actively to compete for the hearts and minds of politically unsophisticated German workers disposed to authoritarian, conspiratorial, and scapegoating theories.
It became the bible of National Socialism (Nazism) in Germany's Third Reich.
The entire complex of attitudes National Socialism represented drove it inevitably to anti-feminism, distinguished as it may have been with patriarchal deference, moral self-righteousness, and the noisy glorification of motherhood.
Farben's relations with National Socialism, avoiding both uncritical condemnation and flat apology.
Beginning with Die Rassen ( The Races, 1933), an early indictment of National Socialism, most of his writing during this period was concerned with dictatorship in one guise or another, including a play in two parts, Simon Bolivar (1943 - 45).

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