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Lazy German Lumping

To the editors: Michael Solot’s reply to John Weiss’s letter (July 12) was a shabby disgrace. While Solot acknowledges that he is “no expert in pre-Nazi German politics,” he nonetheless insists that the Germans (“as a whole”) had nurtured a hatred of Jews “for a thousand years.” How can Solot substantiate this claim, without making […]

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Freudian Slip

To the editors: Today’s anti-Utopian Zeitgeist certainly moves in mysterious ways. Thus the usually reliable J. Rosenbaum, from his April 5 notice for A. Zagdansky’s Interpretation of Dreams [Reader’s Guide to the Silver Screen]: “most of [Sigmund Freud’s] work was virtually banned in the Soviet Union between 1917 and glasnost.” One might assume from this […]