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Cold Takes: Onward

by M.G. Siegler

An Ascent From ‘Dunderhead’ to Demagogue

This review by chief NYT book critic Michiko Kakutani of the book, 'Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939', is a revelation. And I won't ruin it by pointing out why -- it should be fairly obvious a couple paragraphs in -- but read the whole thing. It's remarkable in its restraint, which makes it so much more powerful than doing the obvious thing

Once you've read it. Here's my follow-up thought. (Though David Simon's is more poetic.) Amazing. Well played.


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