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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Last Of Its Kind?

When I was a kid, this wasn't all that unusual a headline:

Nazi-era war crime suspect detained

The reason it's unusual today?

Well, the fact that this suspect is 97 years old ought to be an indication.

Fifty years ago there were a lot of Nazis running around in backwater locations around the world who needed to be hunted down and brought to justice.  Today?  They're all either dead or have met that justice.

That headline above, perhaps, signals the end of an era.

A rather satisfying end to an horrendous era.