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Video for JFKI Panel Discussion "Fascist USA: Transnational Networks and Interwar American Fascism" is now available

News from Sep 26, 2022

Panel Discussion 

Fascist U.S.A.: Transnational Networks and Interwar American Fascism

On 8 June 2022, the John F. Kennedy Institute hosted a panel discussion on transnational fascism, organized and hosted by Freie Universität Berlin Fulbright Scholar Benjamin Goldstein. Ben presented some of the results of his own extensive archival research on William Randolph Hearst's media empire and its Nazi sympathies. Three other professors presented their own recent research on closely related topics, and then joined in a wide-ranging public discussion on transnational fascism and the United States. 

Along with Mr. Goldstein, the panel consisted of Prof. Kathryn Olmsted (Professor of History at the University of California Davis) who spoke about her new book, The Newspaper Axis: Six Press Barons Who Enabled Hitler; Prof. Bradley Hart (Professor of Journalism at California State University, Fresno), addressed his 2018 book Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States; and Prof Charles Gallagher (Professor of History at Boston College), drew on his new book, Nazis of Copley Square: The Forgotten Story of the Christian Front. 

The panel was introduced by Prof. Arnd Bauerkämper (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin) and the discussion was moderated by Prof. Andrew M. Johnston, Professor of History, Carleton University, Ottawa, and Visiting Professor at the JFK Institute, Freie Universität Berlin.

Here’s the video:


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