ERIC Number: ED180009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Germany's National Socialism and America's "New Left": A Comparative Study of Two-Neo-Romantic Political Movements and Their Rhetoric.
Casmir, Fred L.
Neo-Romantic aspects of Hitler's National Socialism Movement in Germany and the New Left movement in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s are detailed in this paper. Following a discussion of fundamental concepts, the paper analyzes the Romantic bases of the two movements, including their use of nonverbal symbols; their views on morality, sexual behavior, and history; their development of mythologies; and their identification with "a cause." The paper then examines the rhetorical strategies of the two movements, specifically, their oversimplification of issues, their calls for faith in the movement and for action, their use of such terms as "power" and "unity," and their personal attacks on a "common enemy." (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Socialism (Germany); New Left
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Communication Association of the Pacific (Honolulu, HI, July 30-August 1, 1979)