Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a student leader in the 1968 unrest in Paris, claimed in a 1975 book that he interacted sexually with children while working at a kindergarten. The remarks came to light again this year when he was awarded a prize by the Theodor Heuss Foundation, which honours West Germany\’s first president.
In the book, The Great Bazaar, he wrote: \”My constant flirtations with the children took on erotic characteristics. It happened to me several times that a few children undid my flies and started to stroke me.\”
He subsequently insisted that he was not a paedophile and had made the remarks solely in order to shock \”bourgeois\” society.
Oh well then, anything\’s just fine if it\’s to epater les bourgeois, isn\’t it?