... Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio.
'The Internet could have stopped Hitler'. WTF? Yeah, it's safe to assume that, because it's been so fantastically effective in stopping George W Bush, Robert Mugabe, Kim Jong-Il, Omar al-Bashir, king Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, Pervez Musharraf, Islam Karimov, etc. Boy, we sure got rid of those guys quickly. Our almighty ridicule ran them out of town.
News flash, mister clever book writing man: Adolf Hitler was really popular. Really, really popular. Most people thought he was great. Who exactly do you figure would have listened so eagerly to all this mocking that would have flooded the information superhighway? Oh wait, I know - people who already didn't like him?? Wow, what an achievement that would have been. 'THIS JUST IN: Democrats Comprise Main Fan Base of The Daily Show'. Wow!
'The Internet could have stopped Hitler.' Yeah, or did you think about this: maybe he would have put a stop to it. >:-(
My inevitable conclusion has to be the following: if you're a writer capable of writing books that impress the Swedish Academy, then you're probably too intelligent to function properly in the real world. Do the rest of us a favor and just stay in your ivory towers.
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