When it comes to guys like Putin, Trump and Hitler they are morons in the sense that they are a brutally destructive force rather than a positive one. They can, in a bizarre sort of way, be effective only because they have no qualms what so every about ruthlessly exploiting the dark side of human nature.

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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