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ELITE MINDSET To the Editor: I am writing to express my appreciation for Charles Lutton's excellent article in the Winter 1991-92 issue about the historical debate on the Pearl Harbor attack. The piece clearly establishes the central role of Franklin Roosevelt and his cronies in maneuvering our nation into World …

Not "Multicultural," But Accurate History In "The Challenge of Multiculturalism" (Summer 1992), Samuel [Jared] Taylor makes some interesting points, but he seems to be arguing for a history not necessarily in accord with the facts. Would it serve US history to overlook Franklin Roosevelt's provocations leading to the Japanese attack …

The "New" Journal Congratulations on the new format of the JHR! It is excellent! A. DibertIthaca, N.Y. I want to applaud your stafffor the new look and format! W.H.Houston, Texas We sure think that the new format is much better -and more practical. B. and S. R.Palo Cedro, Calif. A …

A Bit Worried The new Holocaust Museum in Washington is scarcely worth a serious protest. It is its own best confutation. People know this, but put up with such nonsense in the same way we put up with bad weather. The real fight is the serious intellectual one. At issue …

Defining Moment Just a note to express appreciation for the improved quality of the Journal. At first I did not like the shift from an academic to a magazine format, and I think I detected some grinding of gears in the change-over. But the July/August issue is a real success. …

Incredible Your web site is incredible! You've greatly helped motivate me to learn all I can about historical truth. I've recently returned to school to study social science, with an emphasis on history, political science and economics. N. K.[by e-mail] Fabulous Search Capability Just a note of praise for the …

Numb with Shock Having just finished reading James Bacque's book, Crimes and Mercies, I am numb with shock. It is nearly impossible for me to believe what so-called fair and honest people of America and England carried out in postwar Germany. So much for my English heritage of fairness – …

Even before it began on January 11, 2000, the libel trial in London’s High Court of Justice brought by historian David Irving against Jewish activist Deborah Lipstadt and her British publisher had attracted a good bit of attention. And since then it has generated considerable media coverage and commentary, not …

Old the 'Wrong Side' Win? In his recent Opening Statement to the London Court, David Irving said: "I shall not argue, and have never argued, that the wrong side won the [Second World] war, for example, or that the history of the war needs to be grossly rewritten." I cannot …

Historian Irving Says He’s Been Object of Campaign of Vilification Associated Press, March 15, 2000 LONDON – Historian David Irving, who has outraged survivors of Nazi death camps by saying the Holocaust was exaggerated, told Britain’s High Court on Wednesday that he had been the victim of a 30-year international …

Truthful Light While hopping about the web researching a novel I am writing, I recently came across the article about Simon Wiesenthal [from the July-August 1995 Journal]. Having read many books on World War II (as well as being the child of a WWlI vet), I found the article intriguing …

Thoughts on the Irving-Lipstadt Trial Your analysis of Judge Gray's decision in the Irving-Lipstadt trial [March-April 2000 Journal , pp. 2-8] is brilliant, and could well serve as an outline for Irving's appeal. Based on my own close reading of the trial transcript, as my years of experience as a …

A Great Man David Irving seems convinced that his appeal of the judgement in the London Irving-Lipstadt libel case will succeed. [See the March-April 2000 Journal.] And while it would in any "pure" legal arena, I think the decision will go against him. The widely accepted view that British courts …

20 Years in the US Foreign Service I am a former diplomat in the US Foreign Service, speak and read Arabic (as well as several other languages), and have lived overseas in France, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. I have twice had lunch with Israel's ex-Prime Minister Shimon Peres (when he …

Counted In It was very refreshing to find you on the Internet World Wide Web. Thanks for clarifying many issues. I've passed around several of your items by fax, and have posted others on the Net. Just wanted to let you know how much you are appreciated. Count me in! …

The Larger Picture The recent Iraq crisis, with the Clinton administration's zealous campaign to persuade everyone of the need for military action against that Arab country, is helping many Americans better to see the larger picture. I find that people are asking questions and saying things that would have been …

Dependable For reliable information and factual accounts, I find The Journal of Historical Review most dependable. I join with other subscribers in wishing you continued success in reaching and penetrating the "public mind." J.H.M.Dublin, Ireland Good Work Please find enclosed a bank draft for US $100. This is for my …

The Delr Yassin Massacre In his letter in the Sept.-Oct. 1997 Journal, B.H. of Jerusalem, Israel, writes that "the Deir Yassin 'massacre' is a myth." This is not true. Jewish-American scholar Alfred Lilienthal, the author of several important books on the Middle East, wrote in detail about this wanton and …

Open Minded Checked out your web site. Quite thought-provoking. Will follow up on your references. Not totally sold on your views, but I am open-minded. My study of World War II dates back to when I was eight years old (I'm now 31). I am always looking for new info …

Dogged Determination The article on Jürgen Graf before the Swiss court [in the July-August Journal], while excellent, was also frightening and sobering. Et tu Helvetia? Yet, it is people with intelligence and dogged determination, like him and you, who usually leave their marks upon history. Equally sobering was the [Sept.-Oct.] …

Keeping an Open Mind As a school teacher, it is my job to keep an open mind and know all sides of history. Thanks to your great website, I can do that. Your articles are well written and informative. It's a nice change of pace from the biased garbage we …

Gun Control in the Third Reich A group called "Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership" (JPFO) says that Third Reich Germany banned private ownership of firearms, and that American laws restricting guns are copied from Hitler's. This organization also quotes Hitler as having said: "This year will go down …

Perseverance I am deeply impressed with the IHR website. What a quality job you've done. The breadth and scope of it is daunting. The writing at the site is of such great quality, and the credentials are formidable. I've spent many hours here, and I'll spend many more. Thank you …

Consistently Outstanding I have read every issue of the "new" Journal since the change in format that began with the issue of January-February 1993. From the beginning I have been very pleased with the new directions in which the editors have taken the magazine, but I did not want to …

Corrective Power Richard Phillip's letter [in the May-June Journal, pp. 46-47] is an excellent illustration of the corrective power of historical revisionism. However, a few of his points require correction. German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck tried to appease France over the issue of Alsace-Lorraine, and nearly succeeded in reaching a …

Havel and "Ethnic Cleansing" In his Independence Hall speech (published in the Sept.-Oct. 1994 Journal), Vaclav Havel said that "the Creator gave man the right to liberty." Does Mr. Havel live by those words? As President of the Czech Republic, he has deplored the forced expulsion of 3.5 million ethnic …

Emotions Recalled After finishing your book Innocent at Dachau [by Joseph Halow], which I found on the "new book shelf' of the downtown Beaumont Public Library, I wanted to write to you to show my appreciation for your effort. What you have done in this book is important. I, too, …

Hollywood and the Spanish Civil War For decades Hollywood and the rest of the American media have routinely portrayed the "loyalist" side in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) in an admiring and sympathetic way. Good examples of such propaganda distortion of history are two widely praised wartime motion pictures. In …

Passing on Info Congrats on your excellent use of available technology on the Internet to counter our traditional enemies. I've been spending the last half-hour saving your info to read and pass on later. Carry on the good work. H.L.South Africa Ray of Light I just want to thank and …

Profound Effect I'm enclosing a check for $50 to assist the Institute in carrying on its work. Since being introduced to the Institute and its library in the early 1980s, I must say that your work has had the most profound effect on my intellectual life, more than anything else. …

'Retail Politics' Recently I gave a batch of copies of Roger Garaudy's Founding Myths of Modern Israel to a friend, who has been passing them around. He gave one to an old friend, a retired Catholic priest who, as a young man, had been deeply impressed with Garaudy's views on …

Preparations are continuing according to plan for the landmark international conference on “Revisionism and Zionism” in Beirut, Lebanon, March 31-April 3, 2001. The event’s importance is reflected in the eager inquiries from journalists in several countries, in the steady stream of guest registrations, and in the anxious denunciations recently issued …

‘Mr. Death’ Among the many accounts that I have read of “Mr. Death,” Errol Morris’ film about Fred Leuchter, I think that Greg Raven’s is the most instructive (“Flawed Documentary of Execution Expert”, Sept.-Dec. 1999 Journal, pp. 62–69). In it the basic dishonesty of Jewish director Morris is well displayed. …

Nothing to It In the September-October 2000 issue of the Journal, Costas Zaverdinos writes: Regarding Chelmno and the “gas vans,” Irving was more explicit: “I have repeatedly allowed that [Jews] were killed in gas vans” – and he included Yugoslavia among the places where such vans were used. A dramatic …

Unanswered Challenge Phil Eversoul, in a letter to the editor that appeared in vol. 20, no.2 of the Journal, citing my article “The Rudolf Case, Irving’s Lost Libel Suit and the Future of Revisionism” (JHR 19, no. 5, pp. 26–61), asks “… why did Zaverdinos allow Irving’s statements to go …

Great Impact I will be 87 on my next birthday. During my life I have seen so many promising organizations come and go. I hope this will not happen with the IHR. Mind you, in the time you have been with us, from 1978, the Institute has made an impact …

A Tip of the Hat Today, for the first time, I took a tour of your [internet] website, and was overwhelmed by the wealth of info there. If this is your spare-time project, please accept a tip of the hat from me. Please also be assured that what you've placed …

Impressive Scholarship Having just finished reading my first issue of the Journal, I want to tell you that I am very impressed. In its overall scholarship, it is the equal of any serious academic journal. Both "R.P." and "M.B." make good points in their letters in the Jan.-Feb. Journal. issues …

Revelation and Activism Nice job with the [Nov.-Dec. 1995] Journal. In particular, Jürgen Graf's article really drove home what I've always suspected, helping me to fully understand the consequences of the outcome of World War II. I plan to become a European history teacher, to promote the truth and help …

A More Accurate Picture May I congratulate you on the excellent Journal of Historical Review and your Institute's publications, which permit a free and more informed discussion of issues relating to the so-called "Holocaust." Together with others publications, such as Dissecting the Holocaust (E. Gauss, ed.), a truer picture is …