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Northeastern U. Student Supposedly Found Questionnaires With Fascist References in Library

Northeastern U. Student Supposedly Found Questionnaires With Fascist References in Library

“We are aware and the head of our library system is in contact with the student who found the materials”

We’ve seen so many campus hoaxes that begin with ‘discovered’ materials that it’s impossible not to be skeptical about this.

The Boston Globe reports:

Northeastern University student finds questionnaires with fascist references in library

Northeastern University officials will meet Monday with a student after he reported finding paper questionnaires inside a campus library book that included references to Hitler, had a link to an alt-right blog, and asked readers to indicate their areas of interest in fascist topics.

“We are aware and the head of our library system is in contact with the student who found the materials,” Renata Nyul, a university spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. “They should be meeting on Monday and I may have more information then.”

Matt Bowser, 28, who is pursuing a doctorate in history, said he was researching fascist movements of the 1930s for his dissertation at the university’s Snell Library when he discovered 10 questionnaires inside Robert Paxton’s “The Anatomy of Fascism.”

He had checked out the book a couple of months ago but didn’t get around to reading it until Thursday afternoon, when he found the questionnaires, he said in a phone interview Saturday.

He shared photos of the forms with other graduate students, who alerted the university via Twitter on Friday.

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Comments

healthguyfsu | June 17, 2019 at 8:15 am

Hoax…I’m calling it.

Yes, fascists are notorious for their questionnaires. Almost as infamous as their beer-hall brunches.

Northwestern U. must be a breeding ground for Nazis. Except they pretend to be liberals.

Publius_2020 | June 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Paxton’s book is 336 pages, which is about an inch thick in hardcover. The alleged “questionaires” appear to be 10 folded sheets of paper, thus 20 pages thick. So the allegation is that this student pulled the book off the shelf in the school library, carried it to front desk, checked it out, took it home, and then had it laying around his apartment for “months” — all without noticing that there were 20 pages of material inserted into the book?

OK.

The Friendly Grizzly | June 18, 2019 at 8:45 am

This has all the credibility of the nooses black students keep finding hanging on dorm room doorknobs.

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