14 March 2017
- From the sectionWorld
As a row between Turkey and the EU deepened, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused both the Germans and the Dutch of using Nazi tactics.
Bringing up Hitler or Nazi Germany in an argument is hardly new.
But recently, it has appeared as part of political discussion on an international scale.
Similar comparisons plagued the US presidential election, and they can be found in every medium, from Twitter to national parliaments.
So why is it so widespread?
The answer, according to America’s Anti-Defamation League (ADL), is simply that it is the “most available historical event illustrating right versus wrong.”