The Assault: Part 7: Causality and Coincidence

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It emigrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism,

where it resides under the title:

“Causality and Coincidence in History, Historical Fiction and in The Assault”


5 responses to “The Assault: Part 7: Causality and Coincidence

  1. Patricia Lothrop

    On the war monument there are four rows (p. 73). Anton reads “the last row,” with six names. How do you get from 24 names (4×6) to 31 names?


    • I haven’t been blogging for a while, but I promise to get back to you on that one.


    • Hi Patricia,
      Well, I’m so sorry for my late reply to your question. I keep forgetting about it and then remembering when I’m driving or doing something else away from the book and my computer. I just checked and in the book there is no mention of 31 names, just that there are four columns. I must have taken that from Harry Mulisch: De Mythische Formule and in that book it must have been a mistake. I borrowed the book at the time of writing this paper, so I can’t look up how the 31 names were mentioned. But either way, they were not mentioned in De Aanslag or in the translation. So my bad. I’ll take it out of the text.


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