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Could the Internet have prevented the Holocaust?

By / December 7, 2008

Nobel literature prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio spoke in Stockholm today and suggested that the diffusion of information provided by the Internet could have stopped Hitler.

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"Ridicule," he said,  "might have prevented [Hitler's plot] from ever seeing the light of day."

Le Clezio also recalled his favorite books as a young reader, including anthologies of travelers tales, including those of Marco Polo.

"Those books gave me a taste for adventure, gave me a sense of the vastness of the real world, a means to explore it through instinct and the senses rather than through knowledge," he said in a speech delivered in French.

To read an AP account of Le Clezio's speech, click here:

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