Monday, March 30, 2009

Le Pen...Again or Europe's Canned Outrage

As has been widely reported, Jean-Marie Le Pen last week repeated his famous remark about the Nazi gas chambers being a “detail of the Second World War,” leading to yet a new round of denunciations of Le Pen. On closer inspection, however, far from preserving the memory of Nazi crimes, the ritualized denunciation of Le Pen’s remark in Europe today serves in fact to diminish them. See my new article on here.