Commentary, Franz Schurmann,
New America Media, Dec 08, 2005

Editor’s Note: PNS editor Franz Schurmann looks at contemporary events through the historian’s lens. In Russia today, the nation’s growing ethnic and foreign-born population increasingly suffers brutal attacks from more and more neo-Nazis, while Russian politicians crack down on dissent. It’s fertile ground for fascism, writes Schurmann, emeritus professor of history and sociology at U.C. Berkeley and author of numerous books.

Are Russians destined to be the successor to Adolph Hitler’s Germans? Hitler died by his own hand in April 1945, but now his spirit has come back in the form of young Russian neo-Nazis, who could number 50,000 or more, according to the Moscow Bureau of Human Rights. Full story.