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It began with post-World War I Germany; a period marked by out-of-control inflation, few jobs, and a bruised ego. Those who could see no end to the disaster needed a scapegoat and that was the German Jewish population. The NSDAP Party, known as the Nazi Party, won a sizable portion of the vote in 1932 and from there, the rest is a confusing but extremely xenophobic path to 1945. 

Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s recent ability to attract new, elusive or Democratic voters with blatantly racist policies, particularly concerning Muslims, cannot be compared analogously to the Nazi’s rise to power. However, it can explain why his Islamophobic comments are so attractive to the working class in particular and why they cannot be ignored. 

The Financial Crisis from 2008-2009 and the 9/11 Attacks define the American public’s view of the world. People now read labels that say, ‘Made in China’ and see America’s lack of self-sufficiency. They behold a world no longer strong like it was in Wo...

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