One of the latest ploys of ideological historians is to compare the Confederacy to the Third Reich and Nazi Germany. It is a mindless, bottom-feeding tactic meant to do nothing but intimidate and marginalize those with whom they disagree on certain historical points and perspective. It is without merit, ideologically motivated, intellectually dishonest, and about as unprofessional as one can become.
Moreover, since the charge most often comes from those with leftist political views, it is quite hypocritical. I didn't start it, but I'll finish it. I'll explain in an upcoming post.