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Adolf Hitler is one of the most unknown, “well known” people in history.
Yet, as the chief catalyst of the defining event (WWII) in perhaps the defining century in human history, you could make a case that he’s one of the most influential people who ever lived.
Such a person deserves critical analysis, but the treatment of Hitler in popular culture is most often cartoonish and dismissive, leaving us with little or no understanding on how his phenomenon was actually able to seduce so many normal people, and have such tremendous impact on the world.
So let us discuss what we can learn from him. For as the saying goes, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and humanity constantly finds itself repeating Hitler’s lessons, even though we tell ourselves we’ve already learned them.
This may be a controversial topic. But 2014 marks 75 years since the start of WWII in Europe, 100 years since the start of WWI, and 125 years since Hitler’s birth.
In other words--if not now, when?
We look forward to a meaningful, stimulating discussion...E