Thanks Laura for a comprehensive reminder of how Nazi annexation of the German people happened. It may be wise to remove the “left brain/right brain” stuff as that has no scientific validity, and likewise remove the stock cliche of Hitler as a “madman.” In fact, he was just a cunning politician who achieved absolute power and thereafter lost touch with reality. Putin, Erdogan, Duterte, and Trump are all likewise creatures of power. Trump, of course, is President precisely because he’s as stupid and ignorant as his supporters while the others mentioned here (and yet more like Modi, Le Pen, Orban, Bolsonaro, Babis, et al) are more like Hitler in that they are more intelligent than the dull-eyed masses they so successfully and so easily manipulate.

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