The Holocaust Story

If the Holocaust was an event in history, it should be open to the routine critical examination to which all other historical events are open. Those who feel it right to argue against the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans should be free to do so. No one should be imprisoned for thought crimes. Contrary to how Hollywood and the Israeli-Firsters have it, the Holocaust story is not about Jews. It’s about Jews and Germans together, inseparable, for all time to come.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

David Irving should be protected by free speech laws

This is a simple but almost unheard of argument in favor of intellectual freedom for Holocaust revisionists by a working journalist. Of course, he's a Brit. American journalists and the mainline press they write for just don't have the stomach to argue for a free press. If you choose to read more, go to comments. A story may develop.

Source: The [London] Independent (11-29-05)

[By Charles Glass]

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.'Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations General Assembly Resolution, 10 December 1948.

One of my first stories as a reporter for The Observer was a student strike in 1977 at the London School of Economics. Whenever a fellow student spoke against the strikers, they chanted, 'No free speech for fascists'. It had never . . .

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