From National Socialists to Nazi
History, Politics, and the English Language
By Andrei Znamenski
Historians writing about the Soviet Union dont 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 Hitlers 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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