The Road to Serfdom - Chapter 13, The Totalitarians in our Midst Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13, The Totalitarians in our Midst Summary and Analysis

Looking at Nazi Germany and the events that occurred there, people wonder how it could ever have happened. The development that led to Hitler and Fascism began more than thirty years before. The left-wing socialists became right-wing fascists. Actually, their views were not that far apart and they both opposed the liberalism, or laissez faire capitalism, of England. It is the British belief in laissez fair as applied to trade that the Germans couldn't accept. It is the opposition to British liberalism that makes Nazism successful in Germany. Hayek also identifies how those intelligent and idealistic theorists were providing the impetus toward totalitarianism. Another entity that was influential is Professor E. H. Carr, a British writer. Carr's view of Germany was that Germany feels any actions are all right if the...

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