Historical memory can fade over time. Born in 1942, I've watched it happen. We lost sight of the cruelty of fascism and authoritarian rule and how indispensable free democratic societies are to world peace and well being.
My doctorate in Political Science ought to have included a section on gaslighting. Currently Russian leader Vladimir Putin is demonstrating one version of this; he is calling his invasion of Ukraine, massacre of civilians, and wanton disregard for human rights (that some are calling genocide) a “special operation.”