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The mobs in Chemnitz had a lot in common with the neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan followers, and other extremists, who caused mayhem a year ago in Charlottesville, Virginia.The Hungarian-British philosopher Aurel Kolnai wrote a well-known book in the 1930s, entitled War Against the West, by which he meant the Nazi war against Western democracies.But just as Dutch and Scandinavian populists now use gay rights and feminism as symbolic cudgels with which to attack Islam, right-wing leaders have taken up "the West" as something that must be protected from the Muslim hordes.Jews had killed the Savior, Jesus Christ.Once biological distinctions were made between Jews and "Aryans," there was no way out of the racist trap.Even though people with a Muslim background come in many hues, and from many countries (as do Jews), hostility to Islam can still be a form of racism.When Trump declared that the mobs in Charlottesville included "some very fine people" and called Mexican immigrants "rapists," he dragged racism into the political mainstream. Once the most powerful person in the Western world incites mob violence, it is clear that the West, however one defines it, is in serious trouble.
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