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In this view, embraced by most German conservatives, Nazism was a historical accident, a pathological aberration in German history brought on by a small clique of political gangsters taking advantage of popular discontents to seize power. In identifying the left with its emphasis on distributional equality and class struggle as the source of the discontents that led to popular demands for dictatorship, Meinecke and Ritter also pointed the way to totalitarianism theory, in which fascism is seen as the mirror image of communism.

It also concerned the mechanism of government in the Third Reich, the role of ideology, and the extent of Hitler’s power. Intentionalists identified the ideology and goals of the Nazi leadership as the sole or primary determinants of Nazi policies, while structuralists stressed the importance of bureaucratic, regional, or local initiatives, competition between party and government, and other more or less contingent factors in the development and implementation of Nazi policies. What gave the debate between intentionalists and structuralists its polemical edge was the question of historical responsibility.

Conservative critics of the Sonderweg thesis objected to the moral and political didacticism of this interpretation and rejected an approach that seemed to treat the history of Imperial Germany as merely the prehistory of Nazism. In 1976 an American historian of German liberalism, James J. Sheehan (b. 25 THE REVIVAL OF FASCISM THEORY Numerous new works in the 1960s and 1970s challenged the totalitarianism model and revived interest in earlier Marxist models that had been ignored or rejected in the West during the cold war.

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