Comparing the AfD to the Nazis gives them more attention than they deserve.
- Konstantin Richter
BERLIN — A surprising thing or two happened last week after Alternative for Germany’s leader Alexander Gauland wrote an op-ed for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
An anonymous tweeter found that Gauland’s piece had some likeness to a speech given by Adolf Hitler in 1933.
The Berlin daily newspaper Tagesspiegel then asked a couple of historians to compare the two speeches. Their verdict?
The wording differed, but Gauland and Hitler had explored the same basic idea — a…