Tag Archives: Maurice Papon

Concentration camps? Comparisons to Nazi Germany? Oh yes

Well, I’ve got to weigh in here with a repeat posting of a piece I published in October 2017 about Aristides de Sousa Mendes, because how he dealt with frantic refugees in southern France after the German invasion is pertinent … Continue reading

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Homeland Security, home of America’s Maurice Papon(s)

Haitians, front page news in the Times. Two questions: Who was Maurice Papon? And when will we see an American Aristides de Sousa Mendes?

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Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a hero for our time

Remember when Sally Yates was fired for defying a president and news media figures immediately invoked Richard Nixon’s “Saturday night massacre?” I, too, thought of Nixon, for a moment. But then it was another man, a radiant embodiment of resistance … Continue reading

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