Last year, much to my surprise, Donald Trump, in all his appalling ignorance, taught me what may be the most important lesson I could’ve learned in 2016. You see, throughout that campaign, I took it as read that Trump could never be elected President because he was such an obvious con artist. No way, I… Continue reading Mugs and Suckers
Adolf Hitler makes a brief appearance in my novel, Summer of Long Knives, but his presence is felt everywhere in it. The state he built, which obliterated all the norms of modern Western governance in favor of the law of the jungle, was a mirror of his own vision and personality. How Hitler managed to accomplish… Continue reading The Leadership Style of Adolf Hitler
My interest in probing the history of the Third Reich predates the writing of Summer of Long Knives by about thirteen years. The war years never grabbed me quite as much as the years between 1933-1939, during which the dictatorship grew, changed shape, and developed appetites. I encourage you to watch them.You’ll learn a great deal… Continue reading Two Documentaries That Helped Me Build the Background of “Summer of Long Knives”.