"Adolf Hitler is like no other sorcerer-dictator in the metaphysical history of tyranny. In a secular age which rejected the ancient images of Satan, he became, in the modern imagination, not just a master sorcerer, but the source of black magic itself. He became the Devil. Horns and tail were replaced by cold, glittering eyes, a tiny black moustache, and a mesmerising voice. "
"Adolf Hitler is like that bad tooth you can't keep your tongue off, though it hurts to touch it. Seventy-two years postwar, he keeps surfacing. He fascinates. All the way up and all the way down the age scale - from Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, 76, who last week praised Hitler's "motives," to the teen and barely post-teen girl band Keyakizaka46, who last Halloween performed in Nazi drag - he fascinates."
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