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Jun 1, 2016

Cody is joined by comedians Casey Larwood and Abe Rabinowitz to take a moment for the environment... and Nazis. You know, the usual. You can get your own copy of the book on Amazon or at your local weird university library.

Topics covered include:

Illustrated Classics, Gail Simone, Of Mice and Men, reading adulthood, the Celts, Manifest Destiny, Politics!, brown and green energy, landscaping and genocide, racism, repeating history, murder???, Glenn Beck.

'How Green Were the Nazis?: Nature, Environment, and Nation in the Third Reich'
by Franz-Josef Bruggemeier (Editor), Mark Cioc (Editor), Thomas Zeller (Editor)

The Nazis created nature preserves, contemplated sustainable forestry, curbed air pollution, and designed the autobahn highway network as a way of bringing Germans closer to nature. How Green Were the Nazis? is the first book to examine the ideology and practice of environmental protection in Nazi Germany.

Environmentalists and conservationists in Germany welcomed the rise of the Nazi regime with open arms, for the most part, and hoped that it would bring about legal and institutional changes. However, environmentalists soon realized that the rhetorical attention that they received from the regime did not always translate into action. By the late 1930s, nature and the environment became less pressing concerns as Nazi Germany prepared and executed its extensive war.

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