Books like Mein Kampf remind us that bizarre, incoherent, and hateful ideas can
sometimes win over enough people to sway a nation and ultimately help lead to
the deaths of millions.
Great points here. Sweeping bigotry under the rug is not the way to eradicate it.
Call him what you will—activist, dissident, left-wing muckraker.
Just don’t call him a historian.
You can’t reduce complex issues to three-word catchphrases.
Ok., ok., so I’m really not doing very much at all. All that has happened is that hubby and I have just become daily subscribers of the Chicago Tribune. Embarrassingly enough, it was his suggestion. But I was quick to agree, I swear! I figure that any paper good enough to occasionally publish something I write is one I should patronize, yes?
In any event, I’m feeling strangely exhilarated! I think I feel the way one does when one donates some paltry amount to a charity. You know it’s small and near meaningless, but it still makes you raise your head a bit higher with pride.
So I think we’re all clear on what this means, right? Going forward, if newspapers fold and stop being printed… don’t blame me