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Who Is More American Than Donald Trump?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Without absorbing that the Constitution is the foundation of the United States, it is pointless to claim to be an American, except perhaps by coincidence of birth.

Politicians Should Not Call Their Enemies "Evil"

Volney Gay | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Volney Gay

When politicians speak about evil their comments have far-reaching consequences. Beginning in the 1980s with President Reagan, American politicians of both major parties lapse into phrases like "The Evil Empire," "Evil is on the march," and "the axis of evil."

How I Got There: Dagmar Lieblova

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 01.17.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Dagmar Lieblova is Holocaust survivor and the chairperson and cofounder of the Terezin Initiative. Lieblova was 14 years old when she and her family were transported to Auschwitz. Lan Anh Vu sat down with Lieblova to hear more about her survival story: a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit.

It's No Surprise That Turkey's Erdogan Likes Adolf Hitler's Government

John A. Tures | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Late Friday afternoon, reports circulated that Erdogan expressed admiration for Hitler's Nazi government. If it was a statement made by a democratic figure, it would be treated as a bad joke in poor taste. But for the authoritarian Erdogan, it's a rare instance of his honesty, showing how the strongman really feels.

Turkey's President Calls Hitler's Germany Example Of Effective Government

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.01.2016 | World

ISTANBUL, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who is pushing for executive powers, cites Hitler's Germany as an example of an effecti...

After 70 Years, Germany Is Printing 'Mein Kampf.' Should It?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts

Mein Kampf, or My Struggle, Adolf Hitler's hate-filled screed that paved the way for the Holocaust, is set to be printed for the first time in German...

What Makes Donald Tick?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 12.11.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Image courtesy Michael Vadon/Wikicommons In a relatively short period of time, real estate developer Donald Trump, a man with no prior political exp...

Countdown to Kristallnacht

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

Trump does not seem to understand the dangers in the kind of rhetoric that he is using. While we may be a long way away from Kristallnacht, it is worthwhile to point out the signposts on Germany's path to that fateful night. Trump has taken the first tiny dangerous steps towards unleashing forces that could trigger large-scale violence against the Muslim community.

Can a Demagogue, Donald Trump, Be Elected President?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Trump fits the classic definition of a demagogue: a rabble-rouser who appeals to the emotions, fears, prejudices and ignorance of the lower socioeconomic classes in order to gain power.

Donald Is Awful, But He's Not Hitler

Noah Baron | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Noah Baron

With increasing frequency, commentators and Facebook philosophers have taken to comparing Donald Trump to Hitler; they should stop. Donald Trump is awful--he's racist, he's Islamophobic, he's a bigot, he's an idiot--but he isn't Hitler.

Death and The Donald

Bronwyn Fryer | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Bronwyn Fryer

It's no surprise that people are attracted to charismatic goons like Trump who promise to eradicate perceived "evil." He and other right-wing leaders have always understood that fear, defensiveness, and perception of being persecuted are exquisitely potent political tools.

Epigenetics: Embracing the Role It Plays in Your Life

Greg Archer | Posted 12.19.2015 | Books
Greg Archer

Seventy-five years ago, Joseph Stalin's henchmen (the NKVD) came pounding on my Polish family's door in Eastern Poland. It wasn't until 2012, after a series of serendipitous events, that I decided it was time for me to do some knocking on a few doors myself -- the doors of history.

Anti-Communist Mythomaniacs and Dalton Trumbo

Larry Ceplair | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment
Larry Ceplair

No other blacklisted Hollywood person stirs the nest of right-wing wasps as much as Dalton Trumbo. So, it is not surprising that they have swarmed against Trumbo, a movie honestly portraying him and his fight against the motion-picture blacklist.

The Holocaust: A Homework Assignment for Ben Carson

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.08.2015 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Dr. Carson, if you are open to discovering the truth about the Holocaust and can find an hour to play catch-up, here are some "Cliff's Notes" and links to help you learn the well documented truth about the horrors of Hitler's war against the Jews.

5 Tips for Killing Baby Hitler

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.27.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

New highly secret NSA intelligence-gathering techniques and advanced data analysis of all of your social media timelines has further enabled us to determine that you are the perfect candidate to travel back in time to the late 19th century and kill "Baby" Hitler. Congratulations!

3 Articles About Books to Read Right Now

The National Book Review | Posted 10.25.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in the National Book Review Miranda Seymour, "Hitler at Home by Despina Stratigakos, Review: 'Splendidly Unexpected.'" (T...

Twitter Responds To NYT Mag Inquiry: Would You Kill Baby Hitler?

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.23.2015 | Media

EmbedContent(562a8146e4b0aac0b8fce0bd,We asked @nytmag readers: If you could go back and kill Hitler as a baby, would you do it? (What's your resp...

Netanyahu Says Muslim Leader Convinced Hitler To Kill Jewish People

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

REUTERS -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provoked controversy on Wednesday, hours before a visit to Germany, by saying the forme...

Polish Heritage Month Reveals Significant Underreported Stories From World War II

Greg Archer | Posted 10.20.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Growing up in Chicago in the 1970s, I was aware that my parents were Polish immigrants. My father, William Krzos, was an engineer at GTE -- I was intrigued by his vague remarks about being in a German labor camp.

Dr. Carson Plays Politics

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Dr. Ben Carson, the Republican candidate for president and former neurosurgeon, says, "I am not politically correct. I will not be politically correct." This approach to his campaign has helped him secure second place in polls taken of likely Republican voters, trailing only Donald Trump. But will it play well in a national election?

Ben Carson Defends Comments About Guns And The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his controversial comments that the Holocaust could have been prevented if only the Jewish peop...

Why the Holocaust Has No Place in the Gun Debate

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was the most recent to make this outrageous point last week during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN. Since then, he's taken a lot of heat, and for good reason. But he's certainly not the first person to make the assertion.

Marco Rubio and Hitler? Says Who?

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.26.2015 | Politics
Lev Raphael

I think Debbie Wasserman Schultz should apologize for issuing a statement with no basis in fact and wasting her time on a totally wrong-headed, insulting attack -- and for invoking the holiest day of the Jewish year to make her bogus points.

What Nazi Propaganda Can Teach Us about ISIS

Steven Luckert | Posted 09.11.2015 | World
Steven Luckert

In 1924, Adolf Hitler described propaganda as "a terrible weapon in the hands of an expert." For two decades, the Nazis showed the world what a devastating weapon it could be.

15 Liberating Ways to Experience Paris: A Walking Tour for the August 25 Anniversary of its Liberation

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Meg Waite Clayton

The city's liberation on August 25, 1944 is widely considered the most romantic moment of the war. This short walking tour will visit the highlight moments of the liberation. You might stop along the route for some deliciously reviving French chocolate.