Writing in the always engrossing Gastronomica (article not available online), Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft meditates on Adolf Hitler’s (in)famous vegetarian diet. Jewish vegetarians have fought to debunk the dictator’s meat-free diet; Wurgaft argues that it shouldn’t matter either way:

“Hitler’s ‘vegetarianism’ would have no power to make us anxious if we simply thought clearly about dietary choices. Though they can become markers of political affiliation, they don’t start out that way.”

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