Chronicle Of A Hate Crime

A Journalist Looks at Murderous Skinheads, Their Ethiopian Victim, and Neo-Nazism

Elinor Langer: regarding evil's embrace
photo: Barbara Gundle
Elinor Langer: regarding evil's embrace


A Hundred Little Hitlers
By Elinor Langer
Metropolitan Books, 398 pp., $26

Moments of brilliance struggle for air in A Hundred Little Hitlers as Langer's numerous agendas yank her in different directions. The result is a polemical book whose key attractions reside in its least polemical moments: the depiction of a small skinhead scene, an organic sense of its evolution, and a glimpse of how its members—a motley bunch of misfits and screwups—each came to embrace evil in his own way.

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