Monday, June 29, 2009

FAZ has Proof! Bush was Hitler (and Muslims were his Jews)

The American novelist and essayist Louis Begley was in Frankfurt’s Old Opera House earlier this month to promote the German edition of his new book Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters. The English edition is first scheduled for release in late August. Oddly enough, however, a German translation has already been published. The German edition bears a different title: "The Dreyfus Affair: Devil’s Island, Guantánamo, a Historical Nightmare".

The German title is not only grammatically puzzling. Why the emphasis on Dreyfus’s place of imprisonment — which was an incidental feature of the Dreyfus Affair, after all? And what is the “historical nightmare”? And what does Guantánamo have to do with it? An article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) makes somewhat clearer the significance of these associations...

See my discussion on Pajamas Media here.