Magazine December 17, 2020, Issue

Heinrich Heine’s Prophecy of Nazism

Heinrich Heine (DeAgostini/Getty Images)
The poet perceived that action would follow thought

As we mark the 65th anniversary of National Review, was there ever a more appropriate time to stand athwart history yelling “Stop”?

We’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic whose economic and social consequences have been as devastating as its impact on public health. Our nation is ideologically polarized and culturally tribalized to the point at which each half of the country views the other half as enemies rather than fellow citizens with whom they happen to have disagreements. And this did not begin yesterday, or in 2016.

We have rioting, complete with burning and looting, in the streets and rampaging

To Read the Full Story

This article appears as “Realms Visible and Invisible” in the December 17, 2020, print edition of National Review.

Something to Consider

If you enjoyed this article, we have a proposition for you: Join NRPLUS. Members get all of our content on the site including the digital magazine and archives, no paywalls or content meters, an advertising-minimal experience, and unique access to our writers and editors (through conference calls, social media groups, and more). And importantly, NRPLUS members help keep NR going.

If you enjoyed this article and want to see more premium content like this, we have a proposition for you: Join NRPLUS.


Become a Member

In This Issue




The Latest