Ben Shapiro Discusses How Democracies Collapse: Hitler Was Let In ‘Through The Front Door’

  • “The first thing I think people ought to recognize about Hitler taking power is that the power had been centralized in the government before Hitler took it,” the “Right Side of History” author outlined.
  • “So if you actually look at the history of Nazi Germany, the Weimar Republic effectively collapsed, the power had been centralized in the chancellory, and really under Hindenburg for a couple of years before that,” Shapiro, 38, explained. “So it was only a matter of time until someone who was bad grabbed the power.”
  • “The struggle between the Reds and the Browns in pre-Nazi Germany led to this kind of up-spiraling of radical sentiment that allowed Hitler in through the front door, not through the back door. He was elected,” the podcast host said.
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