Out of curiosity, I went looking for information about how the news media reported on Hitler following his rise to power. I found this extraordinarily chilling essay, written, I believe, just a year ago by a scholar whose speciality is Holocaust Studies. Coincidentally, this morning I caught a few minutes of Morning Joe [a show I used to watch regularly and can no longer stand] during which Scarborough and Brzezinski mocked those who call Trump a fascist [they were, I am happy to say, quite clearly extremely defensive, indicating that the criticism they have been getting is hitting home.]
One troubling point. The author of the essay, Dr. Rafael Medoff, spends somew time detailing the shameful actions, or inactions, of one of my childhood heroes, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
It is well worth the few minutes it will take to read this essay.