A Faustian metaphor warning against the return of Nazism. Somewhat prescient. The piece preceded the popularity of Limbaugh and Howard Stern, both of whom could be seen as prototypes to an immensely popular radio personality capable of capturing the imagination of America's more susceptible bigots. Now we have Trump as a viable candidate for the real-life reanimated Hitler with many of the same easy answers to complicated issues: EG "...round 'em up and deport 'em...", "... ban Muslim immigration and register them all...". The piece was intended to remind people that fascism, like a dormant virus, may very well erupt and permanently destroy the legacy our founding fathers had in mind.
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