Magazines: Inventing Neo-Nazism

Ever since the far-right National Democratic Party won a scattering of local offices in West German elections last March, the French press has been running alarmist accounts of what it calls the rise of neo-Nazism. The biggest shocker to date appeared last month in Paris Match. Headlines blared: "These are the Nazis of 1966. Their success disturbs Germany. They have forgotten nothing. They have understood nothing." To prove the point, the magazine ran two pictures of young men decked out in Nazi regalia; in one they are saluting a bust of Hitler...