The comparisons between Donald Trump’s political success and Hitler’s rise, so numerous even before the election, have intensified since the former won the electoral vote in November 2016. Historians have weighed in with differing opinions and analyses about the two phenomena. This is an on-going collection of articles on the topic, all suggestions welcome!
Eric D. Weitz, Weimar Germany and Donald Trump
Daniel Bessner & Udi Greenberg, The Weimar Analogy
Jeffrey Herf, Is Donald Trump a Fascist?
Mark Mazower, Ideas that fed the beast of fascism flourish today
Geoff Eley, Is Trump a Fascist?
James McDougall, No, this isn’t the 1930s – but yes, this is fascism
Jane Caplan, Trump and Fascism. A View from the Past
Timothy Snyder, Him
Richard Evans, Too Close for Comfort
Nathan Stoltzfus, Trump Versus Hitler: What We Can Learn From Weimar Germany
Richard Steigmann-Gall, What The American Left Doesn’t Understand About Fascism
Peter Hayes, How the Nazis Took Control of Germany
Isabel Virginia Hull, A German Historian’s Thoughts On Trump, Bannon, Fascism & America
Ron Rosenbaum, Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post”
Volker Ullrich, “Wait Calmly”
Dominic Green, The Elusive Definition of ‘Fascist’
See also: New Fascism Syllabus