18 fevereiro 2013

A Brutal Pageantry: The Third Reich’s Myth-Making Machinery, in Color.

"A powerful insignia alone, Adolf Hitler once noted, “can spark interest in a political movement.” What Hitler did not say, but what is evident to anyone with eyes and even a tenuous grasp of 20th-century history, is that such an emblem can also provide a movement — and a movement’s followers — with an immediate communal identity. Display the emblem everywhere, on a scale that dwarfs the people who pay allegiance to it, and before long, both the emblem and its adherents might very well feel chosen, entitled, invincible."

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