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Monday, February 06, 2006

Our Fearless Verfuhrer?

In a column on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Steve Argo writes,

It was only two days into Hitler's reign that Bonhoeffer delivered a radio address critical of the Nazi party. He warned Germans for buying into a dangerous cult that would lead to the eradication of their freedoms. He labeled the strutting, newly installed chancellor a Verfuhrer - "misleader"

Argo quotes Bonhoffer as follows:

(We) face the terrible alternative of either willing the defeat of our nation in order that civilization may survive, or willing the victory of our nation and thereby destroying civilization.

Read the entire column at http://www.madison.com/tct/opinion/column/index.php?ntid=


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