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Any sober observer can see that the U.S. is still a long way from the nightmarish atmosphere of Germany in 1933 .There will be no Nazi dictatorship in America.America, with its vibrant democratic institutions, was the leading racist jurisdiction in the world in the early 20th century.Those on the far right in Europe also admired America's early-20th-century immigration policies, which were designed to exclude "undesirable" races. In his manifesto "Mein Kampf," Hitler singled-out America as "the one state" that was progressing toward the creation of a healthy race-based order.Indeed, during this period, 30 U.S. states had anti-miscegenation laws intended to safeguard racial purity. America's democratic institutions did not stand in the way of such policies in the early 20th century. So today, instead of asking whether American institutions will survive the Trump presidency, we must ask how American institutions can be put in the service of wrongful ends.Americans should be ashamed that their country's institutions laid the groundwork for Nazi race law.
Trump’s quest to make America white again
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