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Great Job, Internet!: How killing baby Hitler became a staple of time-travel stories

It’s a standard conversation starter at dinner parties everywhere: “What would you do if you had a time machine?” With “kill baby Hitler” being a frequently offered response. Overused as it is, the scenario still raises some moral, ethical, and practical issues. But how, exactly, did this particular baby-killing question become such a time-travel cliche? Vox investigates the strange subject with a new video from Phil Edwards and Christopher Haurbursin.
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