How important was the fear of Communism in explaining the rise of power of Hitler and the Nazi’s?

During the 1920’s & 30’s, support for Hitler and the Nazi’s grew. Communism was seen as a threat as it was very left wing and would result in everything being State provided, total equality, and therefore the loss of profit. The fear of Communism was important in explaining the rise of power of Hitler andContinue reading “How important was the fear of Communism in explaining the rise of power of Hitler and the Nazi’s?”

How far was the appeal of Fascist ideology due to corporatism?

Corporatism, along with a totalitarian government, a heroic leader, extreme nationalism, militarism and hatred of communism, were the features of Fascism that Mussolini created. Each central feature appealed to a different group of the population. The appeal of Fascist ideology was due to Corporatism. Corporatism was the state controlled economic plans which would aim toContinue reading “How far was the appeal of Fascist ideology due to corporatism?”

Were the tabloid newspapers of the mid-20th century merely commercial enterprises selling entertainment or vital guardians of the public interest?

Introduction As early as the 18th century, the press had served the formula “intelligence, instruction and entertainment,” telling us that news, advice, and lifestyle coverage were considered vital components of a newspaper before the construction of tabloid.[1] After exclusively serving the educated middle classes, the press increasingly began to address the newly literate working classesContinue reading “Were the tabloid newspapers of the mid-20th century merely commercial enterprises selling entertainment or vital guardians of the public interest?”