Just finished up my interview with Relevant Radio! This one went much better, in part because I made myself cue cards ahead of time. Also the questions were about the political situation in Germany and Europe, especially about the emergence of neo-Nazi groups, and I can talk forever about that.
The interesting thing about fascism is not that almost all of us find it disgusting, but that millions of Europeans in the 1930s thought it was a great solution to their economic and social problems. And if handfuls of dumb swastika-daubing youths think that again, then we should ask ourselves why. Are they just attracted to power, and dream of having the power of a smartly-clad SS officer? Are they just childish xenophobes who scapegoat weird-looking and weird-acting foreigners? Are they envious of the strong family ties of Muslim immigrants? Or do they feel, as felt half a generation of young German men, completely marginalized and dumped on by the world?
Anyway, it was an interesting conversation. So far I have talked about what Catholic literature should be, and what the political mood in Europe is. Hopefully someone eventually asks me something about men and woman because, as you know, I can talk forever about that, too!
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