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What would Charlie Chaplin have made of Trump or Farage?

I just think I'll flag this video up today. It's Kyle Kallgren discussing The Great Dictator. As usual, Kallgren is an excellent analyst, clearly very familiar with film history as well as history in general. Yet I can't help detecting a certain wistful profundity in what he says about Charlie Chaplin's classic film: of course it is both comic and tragic; an hilarious satire about what turned out to be one of the most depraved episodes in history. Yet today, as such nationalist politics rears it's abhorrent head again, rewatching Chaplin's film takes on a new dimension. Chaplin was great at lampooning Hitler, but what would he have made of characters like Trump or Farage?

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