The crocodiles are hungry: Fascism back in Eastern Europe, appeased by the West
Here’s Michael Goldfarb, writing in Salon: “The official tolerance for marches honoring those who fought with the SS is part of a general trend in the Baltic States and all along the eastern borders of Europe: an embrace of a form of exclusionary nationalism that belongs to the 19th century, rather than the globalized 21st. It is the kind of nationalism that underpinned Hitler’s theory of “One People and One Reich.”
In Western Ukraine, meanwhile, five years on from the violent coup in Kiev that succeeded in toppling the country’s elected government, fascism comes dressed in the uniform of the coup regime’s National Guard regiment the Azov Battalion, replete with the closest thing to an SS insignia badge you will find short of an actual SS insignia badge.
In 2018, US author and journalist Max Blumenthal revealed that four white supremacists, under indictment by the FBI, had travelled to Ukraine to train with the Azov Battalion, writing, “After a wave of racist violence across America that culminated in the massacre of  Jewish worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the revelation that violent white supremacists have been traveling abroad for training and ideological indoctrination with a well-armed neo-Nazi militia should cause extreme alarm.”