Niall Ferguson on Golden Dawn

Europe’s New Fascists
Newsweek/The Daily Beast
October 8, 2012
Commentary by: Niall Ferguson, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Golden Dawn

“It can be a mistake to laugh at fascists. Charlie Chaplin mocked Hitler and Mussolini in The Great Dictator. P.G. Wodehouse had fun with his preposterous parody of Oswald Mosley, Roderick Spode. But Nazism turned out to be no joke. Today Chaplin’s film, for all his comic genius, is embarrassing to watch, while Wodehouse lived to regret his complacency about what was brewing in Berlin.”

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