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Make Germany great again http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/28/books/hitler-ascent-volker-ullrich.html

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"How did Adolf Hitler — described by one eminent magazine editor in 1930 as a “half-insane rascal,” a “pathetic dunderhead,” a “nowhere fool,” a “big mouth” — rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven? What persuaded millions of ordinary Germans to embrace him and his doctrine of hatred? How did this “most unlikely pretender to high state office” achieve absolute power in a once democratic country and set it on a course of monstrous horror?"

 ‎· Eivind
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"Hitler was known, among colleagues, for a “bottomless mendacity” that would later be magnified by a slick propaganda machine that used the latest technology (radio, gramophone records, film) to spread his message. A former finance minister wrote that Hitler “was so thoroughly untruthful that he could no longer recognize the difference between lies and truth” and editors of one edition of “Mein Kampf” described it as a “swamp of lies, distortions, innuendoes, half-truths and real facts.”"

 ‎· fax
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My cousin posted a link to this review on facebook this morning too.

 ‎· ellbeecee
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@ellbeecee: She must have caught the parallels it's ever so subtly hinting at, as well :D

 ‎· Eivind
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Oh definitely. I even caught them as I read it before getting out of bed, pre-caffeine. :)

 ‎· ellbeecee
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The review was pretty clearly written with a certain politician in mind.

 ‎· John B.
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@dendroica: I've heard that Nostradamus actually predicted Trump (or Drumpf as he's called in those old texts) too.

 ‎· Eivind
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so drumpf is like the third anti christ for him or something? :D @eivind

 ‎· SaeedTheGiraffe ?
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@saeedgreen: At least! Maybe I'm making shit up, but so does Drumpf. All the time :)

 ‎· Eivind

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