When Austria's most popular Nazi-sympathizer died in a car crash last year, he left behind a grieving lover—his boyfriend, Kevin Gray writes in Details. After politician Jörg Haider's death, his PR whiz gave a tearful interview that shocked Austria. "About Jörg and me, there was more—it was broad on all levels," said Stefan Petzner. He was "the man of my life." Now the far-right party they helped revive is kicking Petzner to the curb.
Horrified by Petzner's talk of homosexuality, the far-right BZÖ party stripped him of his leadership. So Petzner keeps mostly to himself: "It is very dangerous for me to talk," he admitted. But he recently dared to attend to a BZÖ celebration and flirted with the notion of running for office—a notion others scoff at. "He was merely the instrument of a narcissistic, larger personality," said one analyst. Counters Petzner: Running for office "takes charisma. I have some amount."