To declare the United States to be “very much like Nazi Germany” is a
special kind of libel, yet Mr. Carson is clearly drawn to it. Part of
the explanation may be that people who want to impress sometimes invoke
imbecilic historical analogies, with the default one often being Nazi
Germany. Some part of the answer has to do with his staggering ignorance
when it comes to the unique malevolence of Hitler’s Germany (emphasis added).