Friday, August 31, 2012

The Marx Brothers: Duck Soup

In this clip from the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup, a 1933 American comedy, we can see through the devices  of comedy the consequences when leaders are irrational, irresponsible and unstable— a toxic combination that often lead to fateful national decisions, such as war. Tomorrow, September 1, is the 73rd anniversary of the start of the Second World War.



  1. Hitler was irrational and irresponsible, but stable. There was no accident involved in the beginning of World War II. Hitler knew he had to conquer Europe and maybe the world in order to rid it of Jewish genes.
    Ahmadinejad knows he must start an atomic war with Israel in order to do his part in completing Hitler's task.

    1. Ahmadinejad will fail as Hitler did, but for different reasons; he doesn't have the support he needs, domestically, regionally or internationally, to start a war he can't win.


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