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Oliver Stone Won't Judge Hitler "as Only Bad"

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    Ever the provocateur, Oliver Stone fired up the buzz machine by announcing that his Showtime series will do right by Adolf Hitler.

    "Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it's been used cheaply," Stone told the Television Critics Association on Saturday in Pasadena, Calif, while discussing his "Secret History of America."

    "(W)e can't judge people as only 'bad' or 'good'. [Hitler] is the product of a series of actions," explained Stone. "It's cause and effect. People in America don't know the connection between WWI and WWII."

    Stalin's gotten a bum rap as well, to hear Stone tell it.

    "Stalin has a complete other story. Not to paint him as a hero, but to tell a more factual representation. He fought the German war machine more than any person."

    Yeah, and he killed way more people than Hitler.

    Just because Oliver Stone went to a lousy high school, we all have to suffer through some revisionist nonsense wherein Stone plays "blame the victim" in some sad attempt to garner attention.

    Stone's collaborator on the project, American University history professor Peter Kuznick, immediate went into damage control mode, noted the Guardian.

    "He's not saying we're going to come out with a more positive view of Hitler. But we're going to describe him as a historical phenomenon," said Kuznick.

    Uh-huh.