All tagged nazis

"There is something ironic about an always failing master race. Out of the two major wars fought for white supremacy that come to mind, the “master race” has lost both, and neither of their regimes lasted more than a few decades. Their science is just as flawed as their administrative skill because both are built on a baseless ideology that is not supported by history or biology. I had a professor once say, “Maybe it is not time to humanize Nazis,” as if to keep them in their mythical form as racist dystopian robots. I immediately disagreed on several grounds."

"The philosopher Karl Popper once described an interesting phenomenon in his 1945 work, “The Open Society and Its Enemies Vol. 1.” Though the work as a whole is incredibly flawed, one concept remains poignant and, now more than ever, relevant: the paradox of tolerance. On this he writes, “If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. ”