Even if we broaden this discussion to cover Facism in general and omit the horrendious atrocities of the Holocaust for the moment, the Nazis, Italian Facists and, other variants of Facism fell between bad and dehumanizingly evil. Magda in the following seems to slather prase on the Nazis for their social efforts: But, this omits that the Nazis also expected their followers to be xenophobic nationalists. They set up cradle to grave systems of social control like Hitler Youth for indoctrinating childern and then took control of the unions to ensure these same children would remain compliant as adults. Did having a system of secret police and domestic spys (eg., the Gestapo) bring increased "securirity" (sic) or a "safe place to live?" I doubt it. Living in fear of the government is as bad as living in fear of criminals. Was it a good thing that the Nazis wanted to dumb down the nation feeling that a turn-of-the-century high school education was more than enough for the nation as a whole? That ridding Germany of much of its higher education and outlawing many fields of study as anti-government or for racist reasons was good? Physics, music, art, philosophy, all felt the axe of Nazi political correctness in Germany. Was that a good thing for the nation? Government control of the economy to a large degree might have brought more people their basic needs but it also crushed any hope of increasing one's own wealth and ability in doing so. Was this good for the average German? I think not. The Nazis also wanted Germany to become more like a 19th Century agrarian society with peasant farmers making up the bulk of the population. Was this a good thing in the mid-20th Century world for Germany? I doubt it. Even before the war the Nazis had given scraps of bread out to placate the masses just as the Communists did all-the-while plotting for the bigger destruction of social and individual freedoms. The Nazis were just as evil socially as Communists have been. They need to be shown in their true light in order that it does not happen again.