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Teacher’s lesson on Nazi propaganda may have been useful Re April 13 article, “Anti-Semitic essay assignment draws fury”: It seems to me the “think like a Nazi” teacher is being wrongly castigated. What did the teacher do? He/she asked their students to think. Debate teams argue both sides of an issue. Being a devil’s advocate does not mean that you support the devil. The teacher asked the students to use the government propaganda to support ...

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April 21, 2013
2:32 a.m.

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John Conde:
Had that teacher done even one iota of research into nazi anti-semitic propaganda, and the techniques of propaganda itself, they would have stumbled upon a movie that I shall link below. It would have been a far more effective teaching tool, than whatever half baked thought that they had scribbled out 5 minutes before class, thinking it was some type of "cutting edge" concept.

The Eternal Jew (Der Ewige Jude)

Disclaimer: I am in no way anti-semitic, and in fact, Jewish friends of mine appreciated seeing it, as it helped them to understand how media was used to persuade an entire nation of otherwise intelligent people into a frenzy of generalized, irrational hate.