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Geschichte ist Gegenwart! Der History & Politics Podcast der Körber-Stiftung

The New Germany S03E06: Extremism: Defending Democracy in Past and Present

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Season 3, episode 6 of our six-part series The New Germany with historian Katja Hoyer and journalist Oliver Moody deals with the vulnerability of democratic systems against extremism. After the Second World War, the defense of democracy was written into the German Constitution. However, today, the democratic system in Germany is confronted with rising extremism and polarisation in society. How has Germany dealt with various forms of extremism in the past? How can democracy be defended today? And what lessons can we learn from the end of the Weimar Republic in 1933 for dealing with extremism today?

Guest: Frank McDonough, Historian and Author

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