No, Trump Won’t Be Another Hitler

Donald Trump has been compared to Hitler by some famous and influential people lately.  But rest assured, Mr. Trump will likely not cross the Rubicon and break America’s increasingly tenuous grip on Republican governance.  For one thing, it is hard to envision how a man of almost 70 who spent his entire life working in the private sector could be a Hitler due to his age.  History shows that becoming a despot is a young(ish) man’s game.  Here are twenty of the worst despots of the past two centuries, along with their ages when they became the head of state, to illustrate my point: Mao Zedong was 55 when he assumed control of China as the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. Joseph Stalin was 44 when he became General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Adolf Hitler was 43 when he became Führer of Germany. King Leopold II was 30 when he became King of the...(Read Full Article)

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