Crisis and constitution: Hitler’s rise to power

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January 30, 2013
Acton Institute
by Anthony B. Bradley  
Posted in Commentary

"In the week following his oath of office, Chancellor Hitler convinced German president Paul von Hindenburg to do two things: dissolve parliament and authorize the Minister of the Interior and the police to prohibit public meetings and publications that might be considered a danger to public safety. The conditions that made this kind of anti-democratic move possible were economic depression, political instability (including the threat of revolution), and a widespread desire to regain national dignity following the shame of defeat in World War I." (01/30/13)  

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