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Antiglobalism. The little guy not feeling heard. City sophisticates and their culture mistrusted by country people. A pretend anti-elite which actually caters to the powerful elites. Intense hatred of the press. Big business targeting the regulatory system. An out of touch unsophisticated leader firing up huge angry rallies. You thought I was talking about Trump’s America. Well, according to historian Benjamin Carter Hett, this accurately describes the sudden and surprising rise of the Nazis out of the democratic Weimar Republic in the 1920s and 30s. It is indeed chilling. In both cases traditional conservatives realized that this rather odd guy got votes they never could get on their own. So they used him, and then… we all know what happened. This is one powerful interview.

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Faith in the things that good humans can do   It was the apocalypse A time when the worse angels of our nature reigned The incomprehensibly long years July 1914 until November 1918 It was the end of civilization, everything

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It’s 2017 and no one would dispute that Germany is indeed “Europe’s pre-emininent power.” But on April 6, one hundred years ago America declared war for the explicit purpose of preventing this, though no one was really sure what the

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Washington Post Politics – Inside the exclusive events helping to fund Clinton and the Democratic Party Washington Post quotes KDA’s Burt Cohen on money in politics See Article:

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