Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Hitler, self-portrait, 1910

To think! If he had just received a little bit more positive feedback, the horrors of the NAZI's and WW2 might have been avoided.

Or would it have? Did Hitler create the movement, or did he tap into an existing movement and mobilize it? Certainly, anti-Semitism was common currency in 1920's Germany, and really, all of Europe and America. But, in many ways, the German people had to be goaded/led into war, via the very charismatic Hitler. Can one person make that big a difference?


l.e.s.ter said...

One person can make that big a difference. Not sure if it was Hitler (or Stalin or Churchill or FDR), but it is possible. For serious gloss on this topic, you might consider Paul West's The Dry Danube, a fictional memoir of Adolf's time as an embittered art student.

Perhaps Williamsburg, Brooklyn will produce the next Hitler?

Redshirt said...

Hitler sucks FYI.

I'm waiting for the next Genghis.

l.e.s.ter said...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn will not produce the next Genghis.