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 […]

Groundhog Day in Russia

A famous line from the end of the original King Kong movie goes, “it wasn’t the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.” In the case of Russia’s looming economic collapse, it isn’t sanctions, but rather the one-two punch of shockingly irresponsible economic policies and the precipitous drop […]