March 1, 2006

Good Americans?

We do ask where the good Germans were while the Nazis tortured and murdered first their political opponents and then their scapegoats. I'm afraid that we probably need to ask ourselves the same question. We can't plead ignorance, or plead that we were just following orders. I'm reminded of the tale of the investigative reporters in Explaining Hitler, Ron Rosenbaum's brilliant examination of the theories of Hitler. They worked at the Munich Post and revealed the evils of the Nazis all through the 1920s until 1933 when it became too late for peaceful resistance. It's a story that should be better known.

Posted by duver001 at March 1, 2006 1:45 PM