April 21, 2015
Ben Shapiro vs. Gunther Grass: My NEW Taki’s column
Do I even need to warn you about “JOOOOOOO!!!!”-y comments this week?
PS: One of my paragraphs (which was admittedly a bit obtuse) was mangled in editing, so if something sounds confusing even for me, my apologies…
For indeed, Günter Grass – Nobel Prize winner and mouthy Man of the Left – had, during the war, donned not just any German uniform, but the Hugo Boss designed (and – come on, we can all agree on this, right? – dead sexy) regalia of the Waffen-SS.
And then, well, conveniently neglected to tell everybody for the next 60 years.
On that single, solitary topic, Mr. Voice of a Generation — petulant pacifist, crusading scold — was uncharacteristically mum.
To his discredit, however, Ben Shapiro at Breitbart.com commits a sinful omission of his own while castigating the liberal media – specifically, the New York Times — for “mourning an ex-SS member.”
That is, Shapiro neglects to mention that Grass, then 17 years old, had apparently been drafted.