Blind Optimism--Then And Now

The Guardian:

As Hitler shouted his way up the political ranks in Germany, the Guardian and Observer misjudged the extent of his early influence, writes Sir Ian Kershaw.


That’s not entirely surprising, given the talent pool that the Guardian was presumably drawing upon in the 1930s, which is yet another reason why Winston Churchill was the proverbial lone voice in the wilderness prior to 1939.

Found via Rob Port, who notes that it’s “Not very surprising, given that the same publications largely ignore the rising threat of Islamic fascism.” Rob adds, “Some things never change, I guess, and some people never learn.”

Just ask Columbia University.


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