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"Authenticity"

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Submitted by David Olesker (Israel), Jun 23, 2010 at 11:56

As described here the concept of, "Authenticity" sounded familiar. Couldn't place it at first, but then the bell rang in my head; it bears striking similarities to the Völkisch movement in pre-WWII Germany. Although not definitively facist in themselves, the Völkisch trends offered the foundations for much of facist thought.

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