Weighted down with heavy cares, condemned to months-long silence, the hour has now come when at last I can speak frankly. . . .
Thus did Adolf Hitler, on the Sunday morning of June 22, 1941, begin a proclamation that ended with a declaration of war against the largest country and the largest army in the world.
The opening sentence, with its dangling participle, was an offense against grammar. As he continued, Hitler committed many an offense against logic and the world's credulity. He ended with an offense against the God...