Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Not really a neo-nazi, just an adventurous researcher...

The History News Network brings us the extraordinary story of Jacques Pluss:

A year ago, in a controversial decision, Fairleigh Dickinson University fired historian Jacques Pluss after it was revealed that he was a member of the National Socialist Movement. (The school insisted he was fired for missing classes.) The decision drew national headlines. A Neo-Nazi on the faculty of a bona fide university? News accounts indicated that Pluss, an adjunct for several years at the school, was a popular teacher. Students said he didn't bring his politics into the classroom. It didn't seem to add up. It didn't for a reason, says Mr. Pluss.

Pluss attempts to explain himself - and what an explanation it is! - here.


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