Here's a review by NYTimes's Michiko Kakutani of a new biography by historian Volker Ullrich on Adolf Hitler:
Via Digby's blog:
Mr. Ullrich, like other biographers, provides vivid insight into some factors that helped turn a “Munich rabble-rouser” — regarded by many as a self-obsessed “clown” with a strangely “scattershot, impulsive style” — into “the lord and master of the German Reich.”
• Hitler was often described as an egomaniac who “only loved himself” — a narcissist with a taste for self-dramatization and what Mr. Ullrich calls a “characteristic fondness for superlatives.” His manic speeches and penchant for taking all-or-nothing risks raised questions about his capacity for self-control, even his sanity. But Mr. Ullrich underscores Hitler’s shrewdness as a politician — with a “keen eye for the strengths and weaknesses of other people” and an ability to “instantaneously analyze and exploit situations.”
• Hitler was known, among colleagues, for a “bottomless mendacity” that would later be magnified by a slick propaganda machine that used the latest technology (radio, gramophone records, film) to spread his message. A former finance minister wrote that Hitler “was so thoroughly untruthful that he could no longer recognize the difference between lies and truth” and editors of one edition of “Mein Kampf” described it as a “swamp of lies, distortions, innuendoes, half-truths and real facts.”
Meanwhile Donnie The WATB whined about why he did so poorly at the debate:
IT WAS SOMEBODY ELSE'S FAULT! WAAAAH! WAAAH! WAAAH!
Just after the debate, Trump stated that Lester Holt did a good job, later Trump said Holt did a C or a C- job. Now that everyone knows Trump was a disaster, Trump is blaming everyone but himself, saying the process is rigged. What a prissy little crybaby. Trump did a poor job because:
1) He knows next to nothing about our government and how it works, and
2) He tried to bluff and bully his way through a very serious debate and was bested by Hillary Clinton.
Here's the WATB in his own crybaby words:
“During the debate the other night, I had to put up with the anchor and fight the anchor all the time on everything I said,” Trump said at a campaign rally in New Hampshire. “What a rigged deal. I tell you we’re in such a rigged system. It is terrible. What’s going on in this country is so sad.”
WAAAH! WAAAH! WAAAH!
USAToday, for the first time, published an editorial urging Americans to reject Trump, saying he is temperamentally unfit to be POTUS and calling him a "serial liar."
TRUMP IS A SERIAL LIAR AND TEMPERAMENTALLY UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT!