Is America Like 1920’s Germany?

Conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck appeared on a segment of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” and insisted that the current political climate of the United States is as divided as 1920’s Germany.

Beck stated, “I’m a student of history, and you can look to the 1960s for answers, and you can look to the 1920s and 30s for the problems. And we are currently deeply probably 1926, 1928 Weimar Republic, at that time, the two newspapers in Germany, one was pointing — one was saying the national socialists’ point, the other was saying the communist point.”

”And could you look at the papers on the same day for the same event and you’d get two different radically different views to where it didn’t even look like it was the same event,” he continued. ”And no one who read this one read that one. And so you were either right or wrong. That’s a real problem because that’s where we.”