A distressing vision

from FRONTLINE’s doc The Choice 2016 which I watched on my PBS app last night.  Recommended viewing, though it won’t make you feel good!

I wonder if Michiko Kakutani has any parallels in mind as she reviews Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich

• 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.”

The fun twist is f you read The Art Of The Deal or anything about Trump you see maybe his #1 enemy is The New York Times.  The more they scorn him the more he seems to thrive, he puts them down as out of touch and elitist (can you imagine?) and corrupt.

Plus, according to Roger Stone and Omarosa, the whole reason Trump is doing this is because the snobs made fun of him!

Quite a pickle!

Key factor in the rise of Hitler: post-Versailles Germans felt humiliated?

One to watch for at the next debate: will Trump bring up Hillary failing to pass the DC bar exam, which FRONTLINE suggests was a real turning point in her life?



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