The Sword and the Swastika: How a Medieval Warlord Became a Fascist Icon

On a fall day in the early 8th century, somewhere between the French cities of Poitiers and Tours, a Muslim army crashed into the serried ranks of a force led by a powerful Frankish noble: Charles, Mayor of the Palace and son of Pippin of Herstal. In the ensuing battle, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi — … Continue reading The Sword and the Swastika: How a Medieval Warlord Became a Fascist Icon