Reichstag fire in Germany

Luis Miguel: Modern Reichstag Moment

Broadcast Running Time: 19:56

John Loeffler

January 14, 2021

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Many people are comparing the incident at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 to the Reichstag fire in Germany in 1933 and the removal of political rivals afterward.  Joining us today to discuss is Luis Miguel (, writer and contributor at The New American magazine.  Back then in Germany, the politicos consolidated their power and pushed their ideological will on the public.  They enacted their agenda in place of the legislature.  Are we seeing that begin to happen here?