QUOTE(Moulton @ Mon 24th March 2008, 5:50pm)
It is not uncommon for politicians to invent an imaginary enemy so as to gain more power.
The model for this is the Reichstag fire
-- shockingly enough, MONGO is asleep at the switch here. He has actually allowed the WP article to include the famous Conspiracy Theory that the Nazis organized the burning of the Reichstag themselves!
QUOTE(dtobias @ Mon 24th March 2008, 5:56pm)
You mean Brandt, Bagley, and Don Murphy don't really exist?
Brandt, Bagley and Don Murphy are actually friends
of Wikipedia. Well, maybe not Don Murphy. But Brandt and Bagley are the sort of gadflies that have provoked some change for the better.