A Little History Lesson

First they called him a clown, who was prone to strange fits. Then “he became a charismatic clown”.

Then “a great Hollywood star called him ‘the greatest actor of us all’.”

(Above from: On Clowns: The Dictator and the Artist : Essays — Norman Manea)

Then he led millions, who called him My Leader.

No, his name wasn’t Donald Trump, but like Mr. Drumpf he was German. His family name, too, was changed.

PS — According to Mr. Trump’s ex-wife, the other man’s book of speeches My Fight sat on Trump’s bedside stand for a long time. (http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trumps-ex-wife-once-said-he-kept-a-book-of-hitlers-speeches-by-his-bed-2015-8)