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“Should Germany Publish ‘Mein Kampf’?” Is the Wrong Question

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Should German scholars have published a new edition of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf upon the expiration of its copyright? Last week, the manifesto, which the New York Times calls “a combination of memoir, party program, anti-Semitic rant and exposé on how to gain power,” was released in Germany for the first time since 1945, when the Allies banned it and awarded its publication rights to the state of Bavaria. That copyright ended on December 31, 2015.
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Karl Ove Knausgaard on Charlie Rose: ‘My Struggle’ as the Great Middle American Novel of Protestant Shame

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Last night, Charlie Rose, with his Carolinian drawl, sounding like he put a thimble of bourbon in his sweet tea, introduced American Baby Boomers to author Karl Ove Knausgaard. All in all, it went terribly. Just imagine the famed “Charlie Rose” by Samuel Beckett video — even with its flaws, still the greatest video ever produced for the Internet — interjected by a handsome, primetime Odin who hovers many miles above giving his host a straight answer. To make matters worse, Rose, brimming with hubris, had just won the 2015 Cronkite Award for “asking the tough questions that affect people around the world.”
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10 Hilarious Videos About Grammar

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Life in the age of the Internet can be a frustrating thing, especially when it comes to proper grammar. The guys of Lonely Island recently created a hashtag rap that honors the semicolon, which had our grammar Nazi senses tingling. You can watch it after the break, where we’ve rounded up other videos that poke fun at the world’s grammar mistakes. Feel free to vent your own grammatical frustrations in the comments and share a related video you love.
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Flirting With Fascism: The Design World’s Bizarre Romance With Totalitarian Imagery

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Earlier this week, complaints regarding a J.C. Penney billboard in Culver City resulted in the removal of an expensive piece of signage. Apparently, it looked too much like an evil dictator; viewed from a certain angle, the ad for a Michael Graves-designed Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle featured a handle that looked like a neatly parted mop of hair, a spout that resembled a saluting arm, and a lid knob that looked like Oliver Hardy’s adorable toothbrush mustache.
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This Is a Thing: 1990 Hitler Sitcom ‘Heil Honey, I’m Home!’

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Welcome to “This Is a Thing,” a monthly feature that examines a piece of popular culture — a film, an album, a television special, whatever — that you won’t believe exists until you see it with your own eyes. This month: the quickly canceled British series Heil Honey, I’m Home!, which placed Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun into the world of a wacky ’50s-style sitcom. No, really.
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