Ernest Sommers

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The Holocaust Industry, Norman G. Finkelstein, Verso Books, London, New York, 2000 A common criticism frequently made about Holocaust revisionists is that they tend to use the debunking of the supposed genocide of the Jewish people in World War Two as a pretext for making comments about contemporary political reality. …

The Nazi War on Cancer, Robert N. Proctor, Princeton UP, 1999 If I were to describe a society that was obsessed with carcinogens, which was militantly anti-smoking, which extolled the "organic" in everything from food to shampoos, that emphasized exercise and body culture and a "back to nature" ethos, you'd …

The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson, New York: Basic Books, 1999 Anyone whose study of history has ever gone beyond a school textbook or The History Channel will know that the normal discussion of wars and other upheavals are wide open among historians. It is routine when studying wars and …

In Defense of History, by Richard J. Evans New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1999 The latest fad in academia is postmodernism, which is a term meant to describe an approach, usually in literature studies, in which texts are analyzed in a highly interactive and indeterminate manner. Confined to …

When the Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi, was shot by a Palestinian assassin the other day, it was the first killing of an Israeli cabinet minister by an Arab. It was not, however, the first killing of an Israeli cabinet minister per se: an Israeli Jew assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak …

About twenty years ago, a city supervisor in the city of San Francisco went berserk and murdered the mayor of the city, along with another supervisor, who just happened to be the only openly gay man on the city council. At his defense, the killer tried to justify his actions …

As many revisionists expected, the British historian David Irving failed in his libel suit against the American historian Deborah Lipstadt. In his complaint, Irving had accused Lipstadt of libeling him in her book, Denying the Holocaust in which she characterized Irving as a "Hitler apologist" who distorted, manipulated, and falsified …

Probably the greatest letdown yet for the traditional Holocaust school of thought came during the second week of the Irving vs. Lipstadt libel trial, currently underway in London. While many prominent defenders of the usual story had predicted that Irving would be forced to concede that he was wrong, and …

In early January, a libel trial convened in London, pitting dissident historian David Irving against Deborah Lipstadt, an American professor of religion. Irving, the plaintiff, claims that Lipstadt libeled him in her book, "Denying the Holocaust", charging that she made many false statements about him and his associations and that …

Revisionists have found it very difficult to overcome the tremendous inertia of conventional wisdom and beliefs about World War II and the Holocaust. As a result, revisionists have usually been ignored in the major media, and when they have been discussed on occasion in books or magazines it has only …