Finkelstein's background

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Tue Aug 29 10:54:40 PDT 2000

Brad De Long wrote:

>But this variant of cheap relativism is not held by G, whose view is
>that Nazi-era Germans were very different from us *and* *they*
>*were* *bad*--*bad* *in* *every* *possible* *way*.

Yes, we Americans are so saintly. Three million dead Indochinese? Just a little overzealous police action. A million dead Iraqis? The price is worth it, says our Secretary of State. Slavery and genocide? Ancient history, of no relevance to us. Because we're Americans, God's other chosen people.


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