by Tim Black, Deputy editor, Spiked!
"But in an important way, the eternally recurring Heidegger controversy always misses the point. There is no doubt he was a Nazi. There is no doubt he was an unapologetic anti-Semite, right to the last. He was ‘a small man’, lamented George Steiner. But the point at issue, the point that we must grapple with, is the relationship between his anti-Semitism and the thought that has entranced so many. Because make no mistake, Heidegger is one of the most compelling and formidable thinkers of the twentieth century."