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Originally posted by Seekerof
But amazing how his instituted policies broke the back of Communist Russia, huh?
Really? I thought that in the 80's, the USSR was already on the brink of collapse with the Afghanistan invasion going so smoothly, and the fact that the soviet government was hemmoraging money. The view from here is that he simply was the straw that broke the camel's back.
Can you say, "Tear that wall down..."? Can you say democratic process? Maybe the changing of U.S.S.R. to simply Russia? The Eastern Europeans are now independent and not puppets. How about Germany is a whole country again.
Yeah, because look at all that crazy democracy in the Balkans, the peace the stability, the prosperity... Damn those soviet satellites are rich and democratic, what with their Kombinat governments and massive unemployment!
The bad comes with the good and good comes with bad. Interpretation, as with History, is relative to the perspective, interpretation, and understanding of the one viewing.
Yes, because the American perspective of one of its presidents is going to be pure and objective.
On topic again, I found this interesting link:
Because the War on Terror is defensive...right?
Originally posted by junglejake
Hitler was a bad, bad, bad man. No one in a place of power has come near achieving his level of evil,
The other point of view, espoused by the "functionalists,(2) has argued that the "Final Solution" was decided upon only after many failed attempts to force Jews to emigrate from Germany and that the closure of possible destinations by the rest of the world combined with the logistical problems of such a massive deportation "forced" the "Final Solution" into existence. Further, these scholars suggest, Hitler's style of leadership, his demand for total loyalty from his subordinates (fuhrerprinzip) and the paranoia they engendered, caused subordinate SS agencies to come up with the Final Solution in early 1942.
Originally posted by Nygdan
I too feel that refering to bush, or anyone else really,
as 'hitler' denigrates and minimizes the horrors of the
nazis and the holocaust.