When the supporters of the alt-right chant that “Jews will not replace us,” they recapitulate the Nazi idea of a world Jewry that stifles the master race and must therefore be removed from the planet. When they shout “Blood and soil,” they repeat a Nazi slogan signifying that races will murder races for land without mercy and forever.
Professor Snyder’s most recent book - “The Road to Unfreedom” - warns about the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America.
In the following video, Snyder, speaking at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, explains that American business and religious institutions have been less compliant than their counterparts in 1930s Germany. Even so, he doesn’t think we are out of the woods.