Historical analogies are always dangerous. George Will makes one nevertheless in the Washington Post:
UPDATE: More historical analogies between the United States and Weimar Germany: Andrew Sullivan calls President Bush "The Weimar President" after his speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention earlier this week. And Kevin Baker wrote already in June 2006 in Harper's Magazine about "Stabbed in the back! The past and future of a right-wing myth." The articles were recommended by David and Axel in the comments section. Thank you!
After the First World War, politics in Germany's new Weimar Republic were poisoned by the belief that the army had been poised for victory in 1918 and that one more surge could have turned the tide. Many Germans bitterly concluded that the political class, having lost its nerve and will to win, capitulated.
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