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The Greens’ Nazi Roots SIR: Brian Wimborne’s article on “The Roots of Green Politics in German Romanticism” (July-August 2012) brings to mind a speech which I made in the Senate on October 28, 2003, in which I made essentially the same point. Like Dr Wimborne, I referred to the works of Arndt and Riehl, and to Professor Peter Staudenmaier’s book Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience. Staudenmaier wrote of the volkisch movement: At the heart of the volkisch temptation was a pathological response to modernity. In the face of the very real dislocations brought on by the triumph of industrial…

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