Ed Driscoll

"I Was A Nazi For Fairleigh Dickinson University"

Last April (not on the 1st, thankfully), while Ward Churchill was first bursting onto the public scene, we linked to a Soxblog piece on what we described as “the strange case of Jacques Pluss, a former adjunct professor at Farleigh Dickinson University who sounds like he’s been in the audience for ‘Springtime for Hitler’ long after its opening night”.

After writing about Pluss, I had subtracted all thoughts of him from my mind, until reading a post by the Blogfather with the above title. Pluss is now claiming it was all for research:

Last March, Jacques Pluss was fired from his job as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University soon after it came to light that he was a prominent member of the National Socialist Movement of the United States. This weekend, in an online essay titled “Now It Can Be Told: Why I Pretended to Be a Neo-Nazi,” Mr. Pluss purports to reveal his true intentions in joining the white supremacist group: He did it all for scholarship.

Well, that’s better than saying you were just following orders, I guess.

Read the rest on Workplace Prof Blog, who writes, “I lack the necessary wit to come up with the trenchant quips crying out to be made for this entry. Suggestions in this regard are most welcome”. Feel free to help him out in his comments section.