Sean Spicer

  • America’s dangerously shallow understanding of the Holocaust

    by Andrea Pitzer

    When White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested on April 11 that atrocities carried out under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were in some way worse than those of Adolf Hitler, his statement placed him firmly in the bosom of a fine American tradition.

  • Hitler refused to use sarin during WWII. The mystery is why.

    Over the years, historians (armchair and scholarly) and psychologists have speculated that maybe Hitler didn’t use sarin because he was a victim of a mustard gas attack in 1918, during World War I, and knew the misery of such weapons.