The Pope plays the Hitler card:
Pope Francis appealed for more tolerance and decried the rise of populism during a speech at a book launch at the Vatican on Tuesday.
He said there should be more efforts to teach young people about the history of World War One and World War Two, “so that they do not fall into the same mistake and know how populism spreads.”
“It is important that young people should know how populism is born. I think of Hitler last century, who had promised the development of Germany. That we know how populism starts: by sowing hate. You can’t live sowing hate,” Francis warned, according to Italian news agency ANSA.
Go here to read the rest. PopeWatch agrees with the Pope about the importance of reading History. He should try it. If he did, he would learn that populism had bupkis to do with the coming of World War I, that populism is a term so broad as to encompass political movements that are diametrically opposed and that his accusation that all populism arises from hate is an example of raw ignorance, bluntly stated.