Claudia Koonz

American historian

Claudia Ann Koonz (born 1940) is an American historian of Nazi Germany and Peabody Family Professor of History Emerita at Duke University.

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Autocrats do not need a majority to destroy democracy. A divided opposition helps them. (September 15, 2019)Edit

Autocrats do not need a majority to destroy democracy. A divided opposition helps them. (September 15, 2019), History News Network.
  • Democratic presidential candidates are struggling to distinguish themselves from their party rivals and competing for endorsements. Their horizontal vision in these disagreements diverts their gaze from the peril we face as Donald Trump dismantles the norms that have guided our political life since 1776. Whatever their differences, Democratic candidates must agree to broad principles related to key issues, for example, immigration, health care, and the growing wealth gap. A general consensus would leave plenty of room for healthy debates about implementation, but failure to emphasize shared ideals in relationship to two or three major questions will blunt Democrats’ offensive against a candidate whose campaign is based on slander and fear.

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