Those who forget their history are doomed.

Comparing President Donald Trump to Hitler is perfectly accurate ("'Tyranny does not arrive in one fell swoop,'" Sept. 3): not the Hitler of World War II, but the Hitler of the first half of the 1930s who told the poor, "underdog" white German people what they wanted to hear, who created a social climate that allowed the very worst of humanity to emerge from under its rock, who scoffed at intellectuals and the media and anyone else who didn't buy into his world view. This is the Hitler that President Trump so closely resembles.

And this is why so many of us are sickened by what we are seeing him and his henchmen do to our country. Those who forget their history are doomed, doomed.

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Nancy Bruggman Spies

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