The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Mein Kampf a sudden best-seller in Turkey, apparently
I'm disposed to doubt it: but the Guardian says today that
Its publishers believe that more than 100,000 copies have been sold in the past two months.
The Turko-German connection is a long one: well before the Berlin-Baghdad railway project, or even the siege of Vienna in 1683, I believe. The Turks have their führer (in Kemal Ataturk) and their genocide (of Armenians). Plenty of dots to connect - as no doubt one is intended to do.
I'm inclined to give the Turks the benefit of no doubt, especially in a matter which may help keep this Asiatic nation out of the EU of which it has no business being a member. But this just sounds a little too neat. Now, 10,000 copies, I might have believed...
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