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"unprepossessing" - in still photos - but many have attested to his charisma and ability to convince sceptical generals that they could win.

great pix slice through the mask, or sneak under it, or catch the subject in those rare moments it has fallen off.

and without it hitler looks like a banal little man caught up in a delirium of his own making. nothing epic about him.

madness is a twist of faith, and these generals confused the two, possibly because they could shift blame later if (when) it goes pearshaped, by saying they 'followed orders'.

all you need is one madman at the top, add a battery of meme-cloners, an efficient propaganda machine, and voila!

conveniently ignoring how the foamer speaks for a part of everyman, and displacing their own shadow onto the scapegoats du jour.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 11:19:49 AM EST
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