“Still Giving Orders,” by Andrew Stuttaford, The Corner, http://www.nationalreview.com/thecorner/05_01_09_corner-archive.asp#050310, 15 January 2005.
Andrew Stuttaford has quotes a piece from Haaretz on the Nazi armband (this one’s for you, Joh)
â€œGerman politicians have called for a Europe-wide ban on Nazi insignia after Britain’s Prince Harry caused outrage by wearing a swastika armband and Nazi regalia at a fancy dress partyâ€¦ Markus Soeder, general secretary of Germany’s Christian Socialist Union opposition conservative party told the paper: “In a Europe grounded in peace and freedom there should be no place for Nazi symbols. They should be banned throughout Europe, as they are with good reason in Germany.” Soeder also urged the German government to push for a more balanced history program in British schools.â€
No word yet on whether those German politicians, who seem to have a thing or two to learn about free speech, would support a Europe-wide ban on Communist insignia.
I wonder why not.
Old Europe: Anti-Speech? Of course. Anti-Jew? Typically. Anti-Communist?