4 Responses to The Diaphanous Veil

  1. Brandon January 25, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    I’m trying to imagine how I would write such an article, if I had to. “He didn’t kill very many people before 1939” is all that comes to mind.

    • MercatoR January 29, 2014 at 7:52 am #

      Or “He’s no worse than FDR and even Chomsky thinks Roosevelt is the best president the U.S. has had.”

  2. Grant Gould January 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm #


    The magazine calls itself a journal of nationalist thought. To paraphrase Churchill, they’ve already established what they are, now we are merely haggling over the price. Or bodycount.

    So to defend Hitler to a group of nationalists, I would just work forward from their stated premises. Were his actions guided by the imperative to make Germany more powerful, more German, more feared? Undoubtedly so! Did he judge his actions with the nation rather than the individual as the fundamental unit of moral reckoning? Undoubtedly so! There could not be a clearer exemplar of a nationalist than Hitler. Indeed by the yardstick of nationalism, he had only two flaws, and in the mirror-world calculus of nationalism they neatly cancel out:

    First, he was unsuccessful, and

    Second, he was not of the same nation as the readers of the article.

  3. keith qu January 28, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Well maybe they’re orthodox Nazis.

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