Asked to explain his political views, Theodor Geisel — better known as Dr. Seuss — once said that he was “against people who push other people around.” Were he alive today, he would surely be using his sharp pen to make fun of Donald Trump.
Whether Trump may be accurately defined as a “fascist” or not, his political ascent increasingly resembles a “Saturday Night Live” version of the rise of Hitler or Mussolini. Both dictators were mocked as buffoons in their day, but when they suddenly came to power, the joke was no longer quite so funny.
Today the Weekend Reader brings youÂ The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942Â by award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton. Based on years of archival research,Â The Mantle of CommandÂ is a comprehensive accountÂ of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s strong leadership duringÂ a pivotal time, as well as the crucial decisions he made when developing aÂ strategy to defeat Hitler and Japan at […]
By Chris Megerian and Seema Mehta,Â Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, California â California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, on Tuesday likened President Barack Obama to dictators such as Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin on the issue of gun control. The comparison, issued in a tweet, included an image with two rows of portraits. […]