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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