One need not be an expert on authoritarianism to clearly see Trump’s parallels to that ilk. Just read a few books on the life and times of Hitler and the similarities of ego emotion are blindingly the same — childish, ruthless, petty and always fatally wrong in the end.

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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