Not actually Hitler

February 15, 2017

Nathaniel Givens: Still Crying Wolf

Maybe Trump is the next Hitler, but I doubt it. He’s probably not the next Stalin or Mao or Mussolini either. He doesn’t have the commitment, the talent, the opportunity, or the ideology to pull it off. But if we keep pushing the pendulum further on every swing with escalating hyper-partisanship and if we sabotage our own institutions–from the civil services to the mainstream media to expectations of basic decency–we will find that on the day when an American Hitler, Stalin, Mao, or Mussolini steps up onto the stage, we will have ripped all of our institutional safeguards to shreds already.

Read the whole thing.

I’ve been meaning to post this for a couple of weeks, but kept forgetting.

The Death Star and the Final Trench Run

For the record, I never thought it was the equatorial trench.