Le Corbusier

Architect of Postwar Europe Was a Fascist Who Hated Jews

Lauded Swiss-French designer Le Corbusier has been outed as a “very clear”, “out-and-out Fascist” who wrote hateful articles about Jews and praised Nazi leader Adolph Hitler for his “great work” in Europe.

One of the most prominent architects of the postwar world, Le Corbusier inspired the wholesale demolition of inner cities to build concrete tower blocks, but continues to be revered and respected by town planners and architects, who admire his authoritarian plans and grand schemes. Today he has been revealed as a crypto-fascist, who despite efforts to hide his politics was an active part of the French fascist Vichy government.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I find it hard to believe that any architect that penned such designs would be seen as anything other than a fascist, or could have even hid it for more than 15 minutes.
    He took the ends off of the swastikas and used them to make ‘crosslets’ of Lorraine!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I never lived in one of those monstrous apartment blocks.
      I did however enjoy the pleasure of living in government housing for eight years of my childhood.
      It was only a hundred and forty units.
      We called it The Development.
      People say, you grew up in Winnipeg, you don’t know what it’s like to grow up in a small town.
      I grew up in The Development.
      A village of it’s own.
      A horrible shit stained piss drenched vomit soaked place.
      The main thing I remember from those days was the simple dream of getting the fuck out.
      And we got out.
      But, that crucible formed me.

  • canminuteman

    I don’t know about his politics, but his architecture did more damage to English cities than the Luftwaffe. Go to youtube and watch a very interesting BBC documentary entitled “why I hate the 60’s” to learn more.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      “…his architecture did more damage to English cities than the Luftwaffe.”

      Is that glorious quote yours and yours alone, and if so, might I steal it?

      EDIT: Heather F*CKING Mallick!?!?!
      Still, your take on it was better, and so I award you all points.

      • canminuteman

        I’m not sure if is or not. If you watch the show I referenced, it talks about all the beautiful Victorian (and older} town centers that were bulldozed to make way for concrete monstrosities that were so ugly and poorly built that they went on to be bulldozed. The program is well worth the watch, my only quibble with it is when they start on about how horribly racist the people were when they first started to stand up to the people who wanted to replace the natives with aliens, like it was a bad thing.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I have it on right now!
          Literally, at this exact instant, and one architect just said that phrase, and that program dates from 2004.

          Thank you YouTube, and thanks for the tip canminuteman!

  • tom_billesley

    Architects fancy themselves moulding society, and bend to marxism or fascism.

  • Destroyer-Drone

    I’ve always maintained that a Communist France would have looked very similar to Le Corbusier’s monstrosities, especially if the Commune of 1871 had lasted longer than it did.

    This is becoming even more hilarious when I come to think of it. Given that most neo-nazis and hitlerian relativists are very fond of that pseudo-anticommie chest thumping of theirs. Same goes for those neo-Marxists with an obsession for cherry-picking, self-denial, and whitewashing any obvious links between their beloved communism & national socialism.

    Vichy collaborators, for the most part, belonged to the left wing of the political spectrum. People like Déat, Doriot, Laval all belonged to the far-left prior to their engagement in the Vichy government.

    In fact, the occupying (and collaborating) forces had very little changes to implement at the inner domestic level: the Third Republic’s narrower administrative system (mayors, bureaucrats and the like) had kept much of its left-wing SFIO-era government (1936-1938).

    The list grows ever longer in light of Le Corbusier’s outing as a ‘crypto-fascist’.

    All these people belonged to the left, and they saw very little contradictions in implementing a fascist society in their country. And who can blame them? Besides, Fascism did not necessarily bear our contemporay definition & connotations back then.

  • Rosenmops

    I’ve always known there was something desperately wrong with the architects of the 60’s ad 70’s. It doesn’t surprise me at all that they were trained to admire a fascist who build bleak cement monstrosities.

    • ntt1

      the tops of the cement towers had to all be flat to conform to their ideology. It has only been in recent years that the tops of towers are allowed to be decorated or detailed in any way.

  • ntt1

    It is amazing the number of mass murderers and lunatics have a town planning background , Jeffrey dahmer was one as was ted “Unabomber” kucinsky. are just two. there are sevceral more in recent news..