Sunday, January 14, 2007

Caleb Carr writes on Gunter Grass

[in response to Amir Taheri's "Grass and his Dark Secret"] And it bears repeating that the unit Grass joined, 10th SS Panzer, was one of the most vicious at that time, responsible for some of the most serious war crimes at the end of the conflict.
There's almost no way that he could himself have played no part in those crimes;
Important mostly because of what it tells us about so much of the elder German intellectual leadership today, and the underpinnings of its anti-U.S. moral posturing.
So, one can hate Taheri all one likes; usually right, though, from all I've been able to tell...

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