Slipping Into Madness“: The Comparisons To The 1920s And 1930s Are Just Uncanny

Yesterday I was watching a video of Yale History professor Timothy Snyder in which he states “It’s patently clear that some of the people who’re involved in current politics…are borrowing some of the tactics of the 1920s and 1930s.” That came hours after discussing another article comparing the political talk in the UK to the rhetoric of Joseph Goebbels. And look at today’s headlines: “Turkey begins offensive against US Ally in Syria”; “Fed worried about rising economic risks from trade war”; “EU offers ultimatum to Johnson on Brexit plan”; “India and China face off over Himalayan flashpoint”; and “Two Killed in Germany Shooting After Failed Attack on Synagogue.”

I published an in-depth report early in the year all about political populism. The key message was, we are seeing echoes of the 1920s and 1930s in today’s politics because we echo the economics of the 1920s and 1930s. (Continue…)

This entry was posted in Out of the Past. Bookmark the permalink.