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Professor Sees ‘Terrifying’ Similarities between Scott Walker and Adolf Hitler

Taxpayer-funded Univ. of Wisconsin scholar also called him 'fascist.'

When you think of one of the most notorious minds of the 20th century – Adolf Hilter – certainly many things may come to mind: evil, psychotic and murderous, for example.

But what kind of mind, when thinking of Adolf Hilter, says to itself: “You know who reminds me of Adolf Hilter? Scott Walker.”

The kind of mind that teaches sociology at the University of Wisconsin Madison, apparently.

Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab sent out a Tweet on July 1 that she sees “terrifying” psychological similarities between Walker and Nazi leader and mass murderer Adolf Hitler: “My grandfather, a psychologist, just walked me through similarities between Walker and Hitler. There are so many-it’s terrifying.”

In a subsequent statement to The College FixGoldrick-Rab added:

“If you reread the tweet, you will see that I stated that an expert in the field – a psychoanalyst with decades of experience – compared the ‘psychological characteristics’ of the two individuals, and that I was struck by his analysis. There do appear to be commonalities.”

This is not the first time the sociology professor has shared her extreme views on Twitter. Other recent comments on her highlight reel include poking fun at Walker for not having a college degree: “My 5 year old just busted out with ‘Scott Walker needs to go to college to get some more knowledge!’ Whoa. She’s way ahead…”

She also blames Walker for “robbing” her of tenure, and called him and other Wisconsin lawmakers “fascists.”

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