Weekend at Hitler’s

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The late biographer of the two of history’s greatest mass-murderers provides a unique – and witty – insight in their respective psyches.

I came across the obituary of Alan Bullock, Baron Bullock, the British historian who published seminal biographies of the two most infamous tyrants of the 20th century, Hitler: A Study In Tyranny and Hitler And Stalin: Parallel Lives and it made me LMFAO:

Almost 40 years later, Bullock returned to the subject [of Hitler] with his thousand-page tome Hitler And Stalin: Parallel Lives (1991, revised 1998)…   Bullock had grasped that Stalin’s personal malice marked him out from Hitler, who was astonishingly tolerant of inadequate colleagues. Asked the frivolous question as to which of the dictators he would have preferred spending a weekend with, Bullock replied promptly, “Hitler, because although it would have been boring in the extreme, you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive.”

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