Saturday, January 21, 2006

Newspaper of Record

All the news that's fit to print: The New York Times reviewed Mein Kampf with characteristic "objectivity.":

"Hitler is doing much for Germany, his unification of the Germans, his destruction of communism, his training of the young, his creation of a Spartan State animated by patriotism, his curbing of parliamentary government, so unsuited to the German character; his protection of the right of private property are all good; and, after all, what the Germans do in their own territory is their own business, except for one thing -- the persecution and practical expulsion of the Jews."

(By James W. Gerard From Books of the Century: A Hundred Years of Authors, Ideas and Literature From the New York Times Edited by Charles McGrath and the staff of the New York Times Book Review Page 105)


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