Oslo Journal, Part VII

Editor’s Note: The Oslo Freedom Forum, an annual human-rights conference, took place from May 7 to 9, in the Norwegian capital. The previous parts of Jay Nordlinger’s journal are at the following links: IIIIIIIVV, and VI. 

Standing now on the stage of the Christiania Theatre is Rebecca MacKinnon, a former CNN reporter. She is talking, I believe, about the culpability of all. Not sure. Anyway, she notes that Wernher von Braun worked for the Nazis in his native Germany, and then worked for the Americans, who were pointing missiles at the Soviet Union. She plays a clip of Tom Lehrer singing one of his famous parodies: “‘Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? That’s not my department,’ says Wernher von Braun.”

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