Nazi Trilogy Shows How Evil Ultimately Consumes Itself

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By Dave Dentel

History’s most notorious criminals compel a certain fascination, though we are well-advised not to become too enthralled.

St. Paul encouraged us to dwell on the true, just and lovely, a discipline no doubt meant to keep us from being enticed by the trappings of evil, the power it sometimes imbues (however briefly), or from forgetting that except for divine grace tyrants like Adolf Hitler might exist as the rule rather than the exception.

Then again, speaking the truth is always a defense against malevolence. And few have unveiled the utter depravity of Hitler’s regime in as meticulous detail as historian Richard J. Evans.

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