Every society has plenty of Nazi tpye material out of which to create a fascist dictatorship. You just need the wrong man at the wrong time. When the middle class bubble of the mid twentieth century collapsed it brought into existence what the great American social commentator of the last century, Eric Hoffer, called the new poor.

This class, having fresh memories of better days not long removed, becomes a very destabilizing force that ruthless cons like DJT can manipulated for personal advantage.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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