Rondel V. Davidson Endowed Lecture Series

The Failure of Interwar Democracy and Current Implications

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The Failure of Interwar Democracy and Current Implications

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From the AP website: "EDINBURG — A renowned Holocaust scholar, Christopher Browning was on-hand Thursday at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus as part of the UTRGV Rondel Davidson Lecture Series..."

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Allied victory in World War I was proclaimed as making the world safe for democracy, yet the interwar period witnessed widespread democratic failure. Most important, democratic failure in Italy and Germany resulted in fascist dictatorships, war, and--in the case of Nazi Germany--genocide. In 1989, as earlier in 1919, democracy seemed triumphant, but in many countries democracy is now in retreat. What insights does the widespread democratic failure of the interwar period offer to better understand the current crisis of democracy?

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2-2019

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History

The Failure of Interwar Democracy and Current Implications

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