Meet Adolf Hitler
. Godwin! Look right into Stalin's eyes
. 350 people from the dictator's country, Photoshopped together to create eerily alive photographs. (via kottke, via conscientious) [more inside]
Ahmadinejad is no Hitler (Los Angeles Times)
If you think Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes outlandish comments, consider what Mao Tse-tung said to a visiting head of state in 1954: "If someone else can drop an atomic bomb, then I can too. The death of 10 or 20 million people is nothing to be afraid of."
Nonetheless, 15 years later, a nuclear-armed China was not only contained by the world, it opted for normalization of relations with its archenemy, the United States. Today, it is fashionable to equate Ahmadinejad with Hitler, yet the lesson of the 20th century is that rash leaders can, in fact, be deterred. And Iran's president will prove no exception.
Furor over Fuhrer Food
But it's not the only Hitler-themed restaurant. Taipei
had the Prison restaurant with Concentration Camp murals, and Korea had the infamous 1939 Hitler Bar
Not that the U.S. was spared. Colorado had a Mao
World Leaders Were Kids Once Too
Photos of a whole bunch of world leaders as kids up through adulthood. Hey, Reagan was Teh Buff! And proof that Joe Stalin was NOT born with that mustache!
What unites hardliners like Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, and Rush Limbaugh -- their uncompromisingly conservative take on politics? In a provocative blog post titled Do Bush followers have a political ideology?
, Glenn Greenwald persuasively argues otherwise. He believes that the conservative movement -- traditionally
against big government
, excessive spending
, and federal intrusion into the private lives of Americans
-- has been hijacked by something much more dangerous: an authoritarian cult
, or as Greenwald puts it, "a form of highly emotional mass theater masquerading as political debate."