Bill, when Grass put on the SS uniform he was 17 years old and there was no state of Israel, it was still called Palestine. I pray to God that I am not measured for the rest of my days by the boy I was at 17. There is no question about the evilness of the Final Solution and the abhorrence of antisemitism (note to Israel, the Palestinians are a Semitic people). But that is not what this is about. Grass is pointing out the hypocrisy of a government which refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty while damning other nations for pursuing their own nuclear programs. Gunter Grass may be arrogant, he may be self-absorbed, but in this case, he is also right.
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from the article: The moral blindness of Gunter Grass