When Walter Benjamin analyzed German fascism in the early and mid-1930s, he had no doubt that fascism was largely a matter of aesthetics. Fascism was of course a political project, but a political project that took the form of an "aestheticization of politics". Nazism aesthetized modern alienation and turned it into a work of art, glorified war and destruction. Hitler was the inspired artist-master who created the eternal and perfect Aryan body by removing all the degenerate material (the Jews, the gays, the communists, etc.). German fascism allowed the masses to "manifest" as Walter Benjamin put it.
Hyggeracism thrives on the best in Denmark.
Faced with the return of fascism, it may be useful to return to Benjamin's analysis and use it as a starting point for an analysis of the new fascism we have seen emerge throughout the Western world. . .
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