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HEADLINES FROM THE WORLD PRESS

Each day we offer a sample of headlines that appeared in world newspapers along with our comments.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Police Dodge Bullets”
Police captain Clark Kent was in charge of dodging bullets.

Sweden, The Local: “Swede’s Assman Host Human Duck Race”
I assume runners will proceed ass backwards.

Australia, Brisbane Times: “Looking For Love Later In Life”
Old wine is better than fresh wine, I assume?

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Still A Migraine”
Dick Cheney is everyone’s headache including George Bush.

UK, The Independent: “Swiss Ban Minarets”
Are they OK if on top of a hill?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Judge Gives Amoral Thug 7 Years”
So, if he is a moral thug the sentence is lower?

UAE, Khaleej Times: “Bigger Role For TV Audience”
From now on they will be asked to use their minds when watching TV.

Malta, Malta Today: “Here Comes The Sun”
The rallying cry of anyone at the North Pole.

Israel, Haaretz: “German Jews Campaign To Reprint Mein Kampf”
To read or to burn it?

South Africa, Argus: “Cops Fire On Cape Argus Team”
These people take winning or losing real serious.

Should Mein Kampf Be Banned?

A popular Russian web site which offers material on the past history of Russia has been blocked because it published Hitler’s Mein Kampf. The site, Hronos.info was told by the St. Petersburg police it would be shut down because it is illegal to publish Mein Kampf in Russia. Hronos.info posts articles and scanned historical documents to assist those attempting to dig into Russia’s past history. Ironically, even a book by British historian, Hugh Trevor-Roper, a well known expert on Hitler, is banned because of its title, “Hitler’s Table Talk.” Those in charge of the site now have a warning and if they persist in publishing banned material they may face criminal prosecution.

The history of World War II is a controversial topic because leaders like Putin have their interpretation of the conflict and do not want contrary materials online. For example, most historians of World War II are aware Dictator Joseph Stalin was sent data from the British telling him Russia would be invaded by Germany in mid-June, 1941 but he refused to accept their information. The Putin version is of the great hero Stalin who from the first moment led his people.

The other issue is should any book be banned? Frankly, it is not that difficult obtaining a copy of Mein Kampf if the desire is present to read the rambling, at points, incoherent words of Hitler. It is doubtful even the most rabid neo-Nazi would ever get through the volume. Frankly, let them read the book, it might convince some that Hitler lacked any coherent ideas.

Indian Students- Hitler A Business Genius!!

There have been many historical studies of Adolf Hitler but none which came even close to the views of university students in India who have concluded after reading Mein Kampf that is really is a book which explores business strategies. Somehow, lost in their reading was any connection to the anti-Semitic ranting of Hitler or his desire to wreck vengeance on people or his desire to kill and destroy. According to Indian publishers, “the initial print run of 2,000 copies in 2003 sold out immediately and we knew we had a best seller on our hands.” University students are the ones who believe this man of evil is somehow a financial or business genius.

Mein Kampf is still a best seller in nations like Turkey where it sold 100,000 copies in the first six months of 2005. It sells thousands of copies in Muslim nations, but the reason for its success in India is truly baffling. Anyone who can explain it?