The Question of Repression
A FEW WEEKS ago, the News of the Week in Review section of the Sunday New York Times, showcase for protests, proclamations, declarations, denunciations, affirmations, and appeals for money, carried a full-page advertisement headed: “IT’s 11:59 P.M.” The ad began:
“When the Nazis attacked the Jews,” said Pastor Martin Niemoeller, “I remained silent because I was not Jewish.”
When they destroyed the Communists, the Social Democrats, the Catholics-the good pastor continued his silence.
Finally, when he knew he had to speak up-it was too late.
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