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Feed the Wolf

Don't throw out the leader because of a holocaust.

Sep 17 2018

Maybe Hitler wasn't such a bad guy? No...he was evil incarnate for sure, but he may have very well been an effective leader. Many say 'no,' we say 'hmm...maybe.'

In all this talk about leadership, we have overlooked one key figure in our history who may have a significant contribution, at least from a standpoint of who we acknowledge as effective leaders. Yes, we're talking about Adolf Hitler and whether or not he was an effective leader. Notice we didn't say 'good' or 'bad' because those mean and imply morals, which Hitler was without (at least from our perpsective; he did in fact believe he was acting morally in line with HIS standard of morality). But, the questions remains, was Hitler an EFFECTIVE leader? Effective simply means, was he successful in achieving his desired result? Eradicating Jewish people and becoming a world dictator, no, but was he able to unite a group of people to common cause or goal, absolutely. If we look at that aspect alone, how was hitler any different from Lincoln in uniting a group of people towards a common goal (namely, abolishing slavery)? Again, set morals aside, because at the human level, morality may not have a place in DEFINING leadership. If we want to label it 'good' or 'bad', then okay. but if we're talking basic, fundamental definitonis, Hitler may be a prime example. What do you think? Let us know!