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June 1, 2005
Re "The Irresistible 'Nazi' Taboo," Commentary, May 27: We have never argued that there should be a taboo against using the terms "Nazi" and "Holocaust" in the public sphere, as Jonathan Chait suggests. Yet we have had to constantly remind our political, business and cultural leaders of the need for greater sensitivity and selectiveness when invoking the Holocaust and the Nazis. We believe that there is an appropriate time and place for recollecting the evils of Hitler and the important moral and historical lessons from that era. Although it is always somewhat risky to have any direct analogies to the uniqueness of the Holocaust, it is clearly appropriate and important when such horrific events as Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur take place.
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