Sean Spicer is wrong…and so is the Press

by Rodrigo Fernos

A few days ago Donald Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer claimed that not even Hitler stooped so low as to use chemical weapons, in reaction to its proven use in Syrian Civil War.

The press’s reaction to that comment was somewhat obvious: the Hitler regime gassed concentration camp prisoners with Sarin. However, it is interesting to point out that Spicer’s principal point—the use of militarized chemical weapons—was not placed into question, thus not really undermining Spicer’s main allegation.

In fact, Hitler came very close to using the worst chemical weapons in a massive bombing of key US cities, such as Washington DC, New York, etc.

You can read more about this story in my book, From Galileo to Boltzmann: the Fragility and Resilience of Science (2016).

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