It is all very simple. Demagogues like Hitler and Trump appeal to primitive egos, folks who lack even a minimum of intellectual perspective. Primitive egos want what they want, and Demagogues tell them that he will give it to them. It is tribalism gone berserk.

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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