Nazis Everywhere, Part 185: Hitler Found in Wisconsin!

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As part of a continuing series here on Goldblog, we're compiling lists of people who are not Nazis but who have been called Nazis in public, as a way of proving the obvious point that "Nazi" isn't the most appropriate insult in the world. For the list, click here. Today's victim is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who has incurred the wrath of some of his state's public-sector unions for trying to curtail their power. Some of his opponents have taken to suggesting that he is a Nazi. However, I have checked with the German government; the U.S. Justice Department and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, and there is no record to suggest that Walker was ever a member of the Nazi Party, or an aide to Hitler. 

Here are photos of the demonstration against Walker:


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Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror. More

Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. He was previouslly a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

Goldberg's book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. He received the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism and the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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