Asked the question recently by a reporter, Jeb Bush didn't hesitate, telling the Huffington Post, "Hell yeah, I'd kill baby Hitler." But what's the right answer? Noted ethicist Stephen Colbert waded into this moral dilemma.
You got to hand it to the New York Times Magazine: its "Would you kill baby Hitler?" thought experiment from two weeks ago has legs. After going viral on Twitter and spawning a half-dozen think pieces in everything from The Atlantic to Vox, it has now entered the 2016 GOP presidential race.