Yes, Jerry, when the primitive ego is never challenged by an evolving intellect (total immaturity), a Trump, Hitler or Stalin fanatic is the result. And of course they are like a flame to a mouth to other more run-of-the-mill folks devoid of maturity and intellectual perspective — about 40% of the population of any deveoped nation. And thus we are always on the brink of some sort of Trumpian cluster fuck.

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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