….and 2016 USA isn’t 1932 Germany.
The only problem I have with the really interesting article DarwinCatholic wrote is that he had to point these two aspects out.
Here’s a tiny sampler, go read the rest— and share it, please. DarwinCatholic hit that sweet spot in “pop history” where the writing is perfectly understandable to those who are horrible with history, without being insulting.
Historical analogy is a powerful tool, and seeing echoes of the present in the past is one of the illuminating things about studying history. However, it’s at least as important to understand the differences between the past and the present as it is to see the similarities, and I think that in this case the differences are so great as to make analogies invalid.