Caroline Petrow-Cohen was a 2021 Opinion intern at the Los Angeles Times. She is a senior at Duke University, where she studies English, journalism and environmental science and policy. She has previously written for the Charlotte Observer, INDY Week and the 9th Street Journal.
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If the Nazis did it, we should probably avoid it, right?