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America has been ignoring a crucial tie between Nazi Germany and the Confederate South for generations

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It's easy to see a simple connection between the people waving Nazi flags and Confederate flags in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Saturday.
You can say it's racism and leave it at that.
But the truth of that matter is that racism is just one of the parallels Nazis Germany and the Confederate South share, and it may not even be the most important one. While most Americans are quick to accept that Hitler's Nazis were a government hell bent on spreading fascism throughout the world, they're slower to...
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