Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Conversation With Historian Richard Frankel About the Necessity of Comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler

Richard Frankel is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show.

He is a professor of history at The University of Louisiana-Lafayette and the author of numerous articles as well as the book Bismarck’s Shadow: The Cult of Leadership and the Transformation of the German Right, 1898-1945. Frankel's work can also be read at Newsweek and the History News Network.

During this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Professor Frankel and Chauncey discuss how the rise of Donald Trump and the movement he represents have clear parallels with Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, why so many historians are afraid to speak that truth, and how wasting precious time debating Donald Trump's threat to democracy and if he is a fascist (or not) is a recipe for disaster. Professor Frankel also explains how "regular" "everyday people" are necessary for evil to take place on a massive scale.

In this week's episode, Chauncey DeVega survives another heat wave, is excited to see an early screening of BlacKkKlansman, and recommends the new film Puzzle. Chauncey also explains Donald Trump's next move in the Russia collusion scandal and proudly accepts an amazing award from a white supremacist website.

And at the end of this week's show Chauncey shares more interesting and titillating discoveries about the sexual kink proclivities of the bigots and hate mongers in the "alt-right" movement towards My Little Pony and "furries".

This episode with Richard Frankel can be downloaded from Libsyn and also listened to here.

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