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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Other Independent Review articles by Andrei Znamenski
Summer 2013 In the Shadow of Dr. Lueger: Vienna Notes of an Accidental Tourist
Spring 2012 The “European Miracle”: Warrior Aristocrats, Spirit of Liberty, and Competition as a Discovery Process