Iranian threat grows stronger
Published 24/08/2010 | 05:00
Surreal is a word for the experience of watching old newsreel footage of the Nuremberg Rallies. Hitler's appeal is somehow lost in translation to a modern audience, the charisma buried with the Fuhrer.
Watching events unfold in Iran evokes a similarly distinct sense of unreality, streamed through the prism of national megalomania.
Kevin Myers (Irish Independent, August 20) calls it the Fourth Reich, which is an almost mundane description in light of the Iranian president's total rejection of the actual truth of the Holocaust.