Historians writing about the Soviet Union don’t refer to its features as “Commie this” or “Commie that,” yet most scholars in the Anglo-American world rely on the slang word “Nazi” to designate Hitler’s Germany rather than the official term “National Socialist.” The reason for this linguistic double standard is not merely that leftists wish to dissociate socialism from the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

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