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question of the day: Why do the Hitler ‘Downfall’ parody rants strike such a nerve with us?

BBC News Magazine this week ran a thoughtful, if mystified essay on the popularity of those YouTube Hitler rants (perhaps to coincide with this month’s 65th anniversary of Hitler’s death and the end of the Nazi regime). You know the ones: they borrow a scene from the amazing but serious-as-a-heart-attack German film Downfall, about Hitler’s … more…