The Legacy of Srebrenica

11 July 1995: 20 years ago this month, two decades before ISIS de-sensitized people to mass, up-close-and-personal execution of non-combatants because of religious affiliation, there was Strebrenica. Bosnian Serb forces led by Radovan Karadžić and his military commander, Ratko Mladić executed an estimated 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and […]

Way # 6 of 40+ Ways Putin’s Russia Parallels Hitler’s Germany: Leader gains popular support via a false narrative based on patriotism, revisionist history and xenophobic nationalism

In the case of both Hitler’s Germany and Putin’s Russia, the Leader successfully tapped into popular resentment by pushing a false narrative based on patriotism, revisionist history and xenophobic nationalism. ADOLF HITLER Great Depression-era Germany was an environment rife with massive economic, social and political turmoil and uncertainty. […]

Way # 1 of Over 40 Ways Putin’s Russia is Reminiscent of Hitler’s Germany: Consolidation of political power in the hands of one authoritarian figure

HITLER’S GERMANY Hitler saw himself as a historic figure on a mission. In January 1933, German President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany. When the aged Hindenburg died the following year, Hitler declared the office of President vacant, named himself head of state, and […]