History isn't repeating itself... yes, Trump is unpleasant but he isn't a reborn Adolf Hitler
I am introducing a ban. On myself. The rest of you are free to speculate to your heart's content. But from now I am forbidding all recourse to historical parallel when it comes to the affairs of Donald J Trump and his White House.
I am driven to this by the tide of intellectually vacuous and historically inaccurate comparisons between Trump and everybody from Attila the Hun to Richard Nixon. Let us establish who Trump is not. He is not a reborn Adolf Hitler; he is not a Russian surrogate; he is not Nixon.
Nor is the United States the Weimar Republic awaiting some rough beast to topple it into fascist autocracy.