A Family Affair
Every victim eventually becomes a bully, and every hero eventually becomes a bore. The most flamboyant illustration of these axioms in this century would be the zeitgeist himself, Adolf Hitler. No political figure in history has gotten more posthumous media exposure, and no political personality has been more thoroughly examined. Mussolini was far more colorful, Stalin killed at least twice as many people and the sadistic brutality of Hirohito's forces easily eclipsed anything the Nazis had to offer, and yet it is Hitler we see on the bookshelves, it is Hitler strutting and posing on cable tv, night after night after night. It often seems that we will never be rid of him.