The Downfall

On September 16th, a German movie is going to hit the theaters which I am sure we are going to hear a lot about very soon. Apparently, it shows Adolf Hitler as a human being, which technically speaking, he undoubtedly was.

This breach of a taboo, however controversial it will be, may have a wholesome & useful effect in that it demonstrates again that evil is always part of the human condition. We permanently need to keep a watchful eye for it and keep it in check whereever it may flare up. It won't do to declare Hitler and his regime (or any other political enemy for that matter) as a singularly inhuman monster, thereby precluding that similar atrocities may happen again.

I am looking forward to this debate.

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