Recalling the origins of World War when an assault on a republican political movement in Spain by authoritarian nations was not recognized for what it was. The era of ‘strong man’ rule would become known as Axis powers

The consequences were carnage. Today, the lessons of the past and threats on democratic republican governments are clear and present for those who are knowledgeable of — and act with regard to — the lessons of the past. History must not be ignored.

The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt



Picasso, Guernica, 1937