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It's only the existence of those nutters that makes what Jones did a "horrible act".
The comparison here is an easy one; when you look at the Holocaust who is to blame? Hitler, who gave the orders for Jews to be killed, or the people who actually did the killings? The players in this are obvious, Hitler is Terry Jones and the soldiers are the people who have committed the murders.
... Even in novels by women we are only just beginning to find out what it is that happens in the other room - what women do. Freud famously said, "What we shall never know is what a woman wants." Having paused thoughtfully over the syntax of that sentence, in which WE are the plural but "a woman" apparently has no plural, no individuality - as we might read that a cow must be milked twice a day or a gerbil is a nice pet - WE might go on then to consider whether WE know anything about, whether WE have ever noticed, whether WE have ever asked a woman what she does - what women do.Many anthropologists, some historians, and others have indeed been asking one another this question for some years now, with pale and affrighted faces - and they are beginning also to answer it. ...