Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Nazis in the Woodpile

[posted by Callimachus]

A little sanity from Kevin Drum.

But look: the phrase "stab in the back" is a common idiom. Everyone reading this has probably used it dozens of times in their lives without once thinking about its German roots. It's simply not a phrase like "Final Solution," which clearly became exclusive Nazi property after the Holocaust.

Just like an octopus or a mosquito.