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You are allowed to draw parallels as you like. May I ask what you are drawing a parallel for? In order to make a point, to deepen a discussion, to make yourself understood? If yes, you ought to bear in mind that parallels with nazism are a source for many misunderstandings, that they are a good method to emotionalise a debate, and that they tend to offend people. If that's what you want...

One could express the same thing much shorter: drawing parallels with the Nazi period is not fruitful.

by Katrin on Sun Feb 19th, 2012 at 08:21:20 AM EST
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Katrin:
drawing parallels with the Nazi period is not fruitful.

this does not make it taboo, just a heavily mined area.

into which comments such as 'greeks are the new jews' or 'gaza=auschwitz' to chose a couple of facile invented examples would be a guaranteed source of expensive explosions.

yet neither would surprise me if seen at a protest, against germany's present policies wrt the EU, or at a rally for palestinian rights.

comments cleverly crafted to really seek insight, with respect to all concerned, should be encouraged, imo.

these are major historical landmark events and should be deconstructed whenever possible, for the very good reason that we want at all costs to avoid ever smearing humanity with a repetition.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Feb 19th, 2012 at 09:11:22 AM EST
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melo:
these are major historical landmark events and should be deconstructed whenever possible,

Diary?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Feb 19th, 2012 at 09:13:26 AM EST
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this does not make it taboo, just a heavily mined area.

I can't say I'm seeing many minesweepers around.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Mon Feb 20th, 2012 at 02:10:36 PM EST
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very tricky gig...70 years is not long to integrate the lessons of such horrors. it is so raw still in the collective memory, most will just not go there, or if they do lose their dispassion.

another 100 years or so maybe we can safely discuss them without so much flammability in the air.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Feb 20th, 2012 at 02:29:14 PM EST
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