Like any number of us raised in the late 20th century, I have spent my life perplexed about exactly how Hitler could have come to power in Germany.
Watching Donald Trump’s rise, I now understand.
Leave aside whether a direct comparison of Trump to Hitler is accurate. That is not my point.
My point rather is about how a demagogic opportunist can exploit a divided country.
Her point rather. There it is, a careful dodge Princeton-Cambridge-Harvard style. Bravo!
Later: In that first ‘graph, she pulls a modified Apophasis, a.k.a praeteritio, saying you won’t mention or discuss something but going ahead and doing that..
She’s a classicist, per her resume, so she know what she’s doing. No direct comparison with Hitler, then telling us how Trump’s popularity is like Hitler’s.
Which is bad enough, but then she launches an overwrought, overwritten, overemotional call to action with the message: Get behind Rubio. This is nothing but a letter to the editor, badly in need of cutting.
O tempora, O mores, this lady apparently knows so much (top academic honors and all that) without knowing what the hell to do with it.