Not sure if it's pure chutzpah or the more plausible option: these a-holes just don't get it.
Nobody believes in "Shoah Exceptionalism" anymore.
There is an entire movement in France behind that country's Richard Pryor-French equivalent, the comic Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala, who invented the "quenelle" ( a sort of upside-down nazi salute), and describes it as a gesture of "résistance" against the powers-that-be.
The fact that Amerika's newspaper of record would even be capable of publishing a major front-page story in their Sunday national edition about some creepy ex-Queens math teacher freak who managed to talk a Jerusalem publisher into producing a 1250-page book consisting of only one word - "Jew" - repeated six million times, is an indication of pure desperation. The myth of the Great Purge, and the Monopoly Of Suffering that comes with it, can not stand unchallenged much longer, in this age of instantaneously cross-referenceability.
From the article :
The book, more art than literature, consists of the single word “Jew,” in tiny type, printed six million times to signify the number of Jews killed during the Holocaust. It is meant as a kind of coffee-table monument of memory, a conversation starter and thought provoker.
“When you look at this at a distance, you can’t tell whether it’s upside down or right side up, you can’t tell what’s here; it looks like a pattern,” said Phil Chernofsky, the author, though that term may be something of a stretch. “That’s how the Nazis viewed their victims: These are not individuals, these are not people, these are just a mass we have to exterminate.
The New York Times: Dangerous Official Propaganda, Since 1896.“Now get closer, put on your reading glasses, and pick a ‘Jew,’ ” Mr. Chernofsky continued. “That Jew could be you. Next to him is your brother. Oh, look, your uncles and aunts and cousins and your whole extended family. A row, a line, those are your classmates. Now you get lost in a kind of meditative state where you look at one word, ‘Jew,’ you look at one Jew, you focus on it and then your mind starts to go because who is he, where did he live, what did he want to do when he grew up?”