Could the Internet have prevented the Holocaust?

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.

"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:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK