Saturday, July 26, 2008

Learning From Obama In Germany

The following quote is from Columnist David Warren column of this date in the Ottawa Citizen (Canada):
"Germans should be quite disturbed by the spectacle of a demagogue who communicates with the public almost exclusively through mass rallies. Americans should be disturbed by what should disturb the Germans.".

For those (Majority?) journalists and others who act as if history does not go back more than one year ago, I suggest that they look up the name Adolf Hitler on their favorite "search engine", with special regard to his public speeches and their effect. For any, if any, serious journalists or other citizens I recommend the book "The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements" by Eric Hoffer, in which the reader will find parallels as to the Obama campaign. and may, if due caution is not exercised, obtain insights to both history and that very junior senator's campaign.

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