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It’s telling that this comparison to Stalin was laughed off by commentators on both the far right and far left, once again proving the usefulness of Jean-Pierre Faye’s horseshoe theory that political extremists on both sides tend to resemble one another. After the comparison was revealed to the press, former White House aide Sebastian Gorka denounced Flake on Fox News as “a man with no moral compass”; and Glenn Greenwald, who never misses a chance to stick his fingers in his ears and scream whenever the word “Russia” gets mentioned, tweeted this…:

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Jeremy Fassler is a writer and journalist living in Brooklyn, New York.

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