Swastikas And Silliness: The Fuss At Fieldston

Crying “wolf” helps nobody but wolves.

01/14/2016 - 12:27
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“The greatest triumphs of propaganda,” wrote Aldous Huxley, “have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.”

Crying wolf is dangerous. Via wikimedia.org

Swastika Incident Reverberating At Fieldston

Parents at elite Riverdale school say swastika-as-peace symbol assembly is part of a long pattern of slights against Jews.

12/16/2015 (All day)
Deputy Managing Editor

When the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, an elite private school on a leafy campus in Riverdale, embarked last year on an experiment to promote racial pride and inter-racial understanding among its diverse group of third- through fifth-graders, parents and alumni were vehemently split.

ECFS's response to reports of swastikas at the middle school has roiled parents and alumni alike. Wikipedia Commons

Students At Bronx Private School Draw Swastikas; Administrators Address It As A Symbol Of Peace

Nein to Swastika Sign

11/30/2015 - 19:00
Editorial Intern

Few images evoke as much revulsion as the swastika. But, some sixth-graders and administrators at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale, NY, seem to disagree.

The swastika: a symbol of peace? Via wikipedia.org

Swastikas Found In Dorm At Northeastern U.

03/30/2015 - 20:00

Swastikas were drawn on a campus dormitory board at Northeastern University in Boston.

Swastikas Painted On Jewish Frat House At Vanderbilt

03/16/2015 - 20:00

Two swastikas were spray-painted on a Jewish fraternity house at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

The vandalism occurred early Saturday morning at Alpha Epsilon Pi and was discovered after a party there, the Vanderbilt Hustler student newspaper reported. The swastikas were drawn in the elevator and on a basement door.

London Neighborhood Again Vandalized With Swastikas

12/30/2014 - 19:00

More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas.

Swastika Supporters Want Their Wrapping Paper Back

12/16/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Not only Nazis love the swastika.

After last week’s national recall of Walgreens wrapping paper containing a subtle (but inadvertent) swastika pattern, a religious group that embraces the swastika as a symbol of peace is protesting the decision.

 The Reaelians, a movement that reveres the symbol, pushed back. via nbc.com

Tufts University Vandalized Again With Swastikas

12/15/2014 - 19:00

Swastikas were found spray-painted on a Tufts University building for the third time in nearly two years.

Swastika Supporters Want Their Wrapping Paper Back

One day after Walgreens pulls the paper, members of the Raelian movement push for a recall of the recall.

12/08/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Not only Nazis love the swastika.

Walgreens recalls wallpaper with a swastika pattern. Via NBC.com

Hitler, Everywhere: A List

Hitler featured on Swiss coffee creamers are just one of many products bearing the Nazi leader's likeness.

10/22/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

It's not enough that Switzerland was "neutral" during the war, now they have to put Hitler on their coffee creamer?

Customers discovered the containers in German cafés and Swiss train stations, according to The New York Times; some creamers also featured the face of the Italian Fascist leader, Mussolini.

Swiss company Migros apologizes for the Hitler oversight. Dw.de
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