In a fiery video which has already made the internet rounds and amassed tens of millions of views, former California governor and Austrian-born Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger likened las week’s attack on the United States Capitol to the events of the Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany. Many have approved his message, including Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. This comparison, while well-intentioned, is a dangerous one to make.

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So what exactly was Kristallnacht, or “the night of broken glass?” Named after the broken glass which littered the streets, it was series of widespread and violent pogroms against Jews across all of Nazi…


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tears the president’s address on February 4, 2020

The 2020 Democratic Primary has revealed more of the party’s true character than could have been anticipated. Long gone is the era of a moderate, somewhat working class party in which a candidate would give up his peanut farm for the oval office, or telling blatant lies and plagiarising would disqualify your campaign. The past several months of state primaries, and the preceding year of debates and media speculation, has culminated in the resound conclusion that the Democratic Party, its constituents, and the liberal media are willing to place aesthetics over policy.

Political aesthetic prioritises the appearances, abstract values, tone…

James Kilgore

Kilgore is a media critic in Los Angeles

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