In 1935, Father Charles Coughlin and other anti-Semites and white supremacists reached a peak of popularity in America. At the same time, the Motor City’s sports teams excelled. What’s not to be proud of?
A pair of exhibits, one at Harvard Art Museums, the other at New York’s Neue Galerie, try to read the signs of a coming conflagration and its attendant guilt in works made under the rise and fall of National Socialism
Donald Trump is not Hitler. He’s more like the leader of the German-American Bund.
When viewers at Neue Galerie deprecate the works National Socialists held up as emblems of perfection, whom are they hurting?