Doherty frames the book beautifully with the figure of Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Pictures, whose film All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) sparked violent protests from Nazi brownshirts
in Berlin and Vienna upon its release.
Mussolini had his Blackshirts, Hitler his Brownshirts
, but whose followers were the "Redshirts"?
As the four talked and flirted, two Brownshirts
literally picked up and threw the two boys out on the street.
[Bush and Cheney] view the Shi'a and others as brownshirts
now and ...
ANSWERS: 1 Twitchers; 2 Banks; 3George Stubbs; 4 Countdown; 5 Mustard yellow; 6 Eight; 7 A dance and music of the Dominican Republic; 8 A dress with a low cut neckline; 9 The Storm Division or Brownshirts
; 10 New Zealand.
Too heavy to rest, they sink and sink through the future all the way down to an era of Brownshirts
What about a national constitution formed from the Catholic social thinking of the 1930s, the decade of German brownshirts
and Irish blueshirts?
You may not even recognize the names Theo van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn, the two most recent martyrs in this war against religious brownshirts
. And if you don't, you should feel ashamed for your ignorance.
Instead of the anti-democratic militarism of the interwar brownshirts
, neo-fascist politics are a form of democratic populism, combining populist electoral mobilisation with plebiscitary politics.
In the politically unstable Munich of the 1920s, when Hitler's Brownshirts
were fomenting bloody riots almost daily in flagrant contravention of the law, a serial murderer is preying upon wealthy young women.
As the 1930s progressed, Koonz sees a growing contrast between the crude racial paranoia found among the SA Brownshirts
and in the pages of Julius Streicher's lurid publication, Der Sturmer, and the more disciplined and purportedly "rational" approach of Himmler's SS and its journal, Das Schwarze Korps.
Some, watching the exodus from the Cabinet, used phrases such as "rats from a sinking ship." But a better, if darker, metaphor soon arose: The Night of the Long Knives, a reference to Hitler's 1934 purge of the Brownshirts
, which consolidated his hold on Nazi ideology.