Patty Williams, an activist for public education in North Carolina, read the post yesterday about “The Nazi Metaphor Question,” and she pointed out that I had neglected to include Charlie Chaplin’s classic “The Great Dictator,” released in 1940.


Patty sent me this amazing speech from the film. How appropriate for our times and for all times. Please watch it. It is only about 1 minute.


(There is a 3-minute, uncut version of this speech, which is even more powerful, but for some reason I can’t get the link to it–it returns me to the 1-minute version. This is the full speech, not reflected in the 1-minute video.)