Workplace Prof Blog: Dismissed Neo-Nazi Professor Claims Just Doing Research
January 17, 2006
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.
That is, he claims that he joined the group to study them from the inside. Workplace Prof Blog provides a subscription-free link to the full story and asks for comments. My personal favorite comes from "Ernst Blofeld:"
Maybe he’s really an undercover Nazi doing research on postmodernists.
Hmmm…makes you think.