1940s

My Favorite (Depressing) Christmas Movies

If gingerbread cookies and home-knit sweaters have got you feeling all warm inside, here are three holiday classics guaranteed to have your soul feeling as cold and empty as the windy, lifeless snowscape outside.

My Favorite (Depressing) Christmas Movies

The Great Dictator: Remembering Hitler Properly

The Apotheosis of Adolf was a project started by the Nazis and continued in the popular imagination by casting him as a malevolent deity. Hitler’s plans for Germany didn’t work out, but his egotistical desire to become a Wagnerian god has. The real Nazi party was a disorganized mess, and Hitler only achieved the military success he did through luck rather than some sort of genius. Yet popular historiography simply perpetuates the self-glorifying mythos he created.

The Great Dictator: Remembering Hitler Properly