Harry Reid Twice Misattributes ‘Dante’ Quotation
As my good friend Dante often said…
9:00 AM, Sep 10, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Speaking in support of military action against Syria, Alexander Bolton of The Hill reports, Senator Harry Reid brought up the example of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust:
Reid really poured it on, as Shane Goldmacher at the National Journal writes, when he:
It seems, however, that the quote cannot be found in any Dante's works. That, anyway, according to this exchange in Snopes.
It's a good line, though, and the confusion has a fine pedigree. It appears its misattribution can be traced to John F. Kennedy.
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