Monday, July 12, 2010

Another Bow to Hitler

Just a reminder, this time from Harry's Place.
Yes, today's anti-Semitism is the gift that keeps on giving from Hitler and his crew.
This is posted especially for the brother who once cited Godwin's Law on this blog in his ignorance of the direct lines of transmission. I am assuming he has done his research and is no longer so credulous (he has had time to mature).
You are not supposed to observe that Islamism is a modern, instead of an ancient, political tendency, which arose in a spirit of fraternal harmony with the fascists of Europe in the 1930s and ’40s.
You are not supposed to point out that Nazi inspirations have visibly taken root among present-day Islamists, notably in regard to the demonic nature of Jewish conspiracies and the virtues of genocide.
And you are not supposed to mention that, by inducing a variety of journalists and intellectuals to maintain a discreet and respectful silence on these awkward matters, the Islamist preachers and ideologues have succeeded in imposing on the rest of us their own categories of analysis.
Or so I have argued in my recent book, “The Flight of the Intellectuals.” But am I right? I glance with pleasure at some harsh reviews, convinced that here, in the worst of them, is my best confirmation.


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