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In this latest episode of the Democracy in Crisis podcast, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner speak with Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil, which includes a chapter on the Munich Post, a German newspaper that was highly critical of Hitler during his rise to power. The Nazis shut down the newspaper in 1933, and its writers and editors were arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps. Rosenbaum authored a recent article for The Lost Angeles Review of Books titled “Against Normalization: The Lesson of the Munich Post,” in which he reflects on the lessons journalists can learn from the Munich Post in the age of Trump. Another of Rosenbaum’s older stories recently gained a disturbing relevance. When he did an interview with Donald Trump in 1987, all the future president wanted to talk about was nuclear proliferation and Russia.