May 9, 2009


“Social Transformations That Threaten Without Enlightening:” William Brustein

“”It can be said of such strata [the lower middle class] that they are less actors than acted upon by social transformations which threaten without enlightening them; that they are dependent, vulnerable, and politically reactive under stress; and that, lacking a preexisting political church which might explain their plight to them, their instinctive response to dangerously stressful social change is to support those candidates and movements who can most effectively promise them that such change will be stopped.””

William Brustein, The Social Origins Of The Nazi Party 1925-1933 Pp 7

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