Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post” – Los Angeles Review of Books

Posted: February 8, 2017 in American Politics, Democracy, Media, Racism

What I want to suggest is an actual comparison with Hitler that deserves thought. It’s what you might call the secret technique, a kind of rhetorical control that both Hitler and Trump used on their opponents, especially the media. And they’re not joking. If you’d received the threatening words and pictures I did during the campaign (one Tweet simply read “I gas Jews”), as did so many Jewish reporters and people of color, the sick bloodthirsty lust to terrify is unmistakably sincere. The playbook is Mein Kampf.

Source: Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post” – Los Angeles Review of Books

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