I am going to say something that, if you don’t read carefully, you will find outrageous and unjustified. Please read carefully.
Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Adolf Hitler share an important trait.
Notice that I did not say that the three are the same, or even alike in general. I am saying that all three share a rhetorical habit. The similarity ends there. Analogy is not identity. But the quality they share is one that can have serious and problematic consequences for a great many people. Continue reading