1. -David Pepper “Their weapon is the weapon of fear. I have said, ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’ That is as true today as it was in 1933. But such fear as they instill today is not a natural fear, a normal fear; it is a synthetic, manufactured, poisonous fear that
  2. #germany #protests #1933 #thisweekthosebooks
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  4. On this day in 1933, Jack Pickford died. Born in Toronto in 1896, he was the brother of Mary Pickford. From 1908 to 1928, he acted in 130 films. Known for his hard partying lifestyle, he died from alcoholism after his film career ended.
  5. Fred and Ginger

    On this day in history, 90 years ago, December 29, 1933, the release of “Flying Down to Rio” introduced the first dance movie partnership between Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Fred Astaire later confirmed that his first screen test results stated, “Can’t act, slightly bald, als
  6. On trumpist fascism

    Here are three quotes about fascism, all taken from Pankaj Mishra's recent review in the NYRB of Uwe Wittsock's book about the flight of writers from Germany in 1933. These suggest how we feel in the face of trumpist fascism. People who saw Hitler's rise "physically sensed the man
  7. On This Day...

    #OnThisDay in 1983, ZZ Top released their video for "Gimme All Your Lovin'," marking the first appearance of 'The Eliminator', Billy Gibbons' customized 1933 Ford Hot Rod. The car appeared in three ZZ Top videos altogether and became closely associated with the band. The car is th