A new biography of Hitler portrays him as a clownish, perpetually deceitful narcissist that was consistently underestimated by moderates within his government that hoped to moderate him. This new book also draws Hitler as an astute manipulator, able to utilize slick propaganda and grassroots frustration against elite classes to mobilize a huge swath of Germany’s lower-middle-class voters. Sound familiar to anyone? The parallels with Donald Trump are impossible to ignore, and the longer people continue to underestimate him, the more dangerous he becomes. This biography is obviously a must-read for everyone who is still uncertain about their vote on November 8th. Check out the NYT Book Review of Hitler: Ascent 1889 - 1939 by Volker Ullrich for more info.
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