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Concluding the tenth chapter of his novel Moravagine, the French poet, Blaise Cendrars, describes the social ferment that pervaded Tsarist Russia on the eve of revolution: "Everything was thrown out of kilter: institutions, family traditions, the notion of honor. A frantic loosening of all ties, which was mistaken for mysticism, …

Last May 7th, at about 5:00 a.m. of a Sunday morning, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of VE celebrations worldwide, a terrorist firebombed the home and headquarters of Toronto publisher and Holocaust revisionist, Ernst Zündel. Zündel himself was away in Vancouver at the time, consulting with his attorney, …

The 37-year-old German documentary film-maker Michael Born, according to an AP story [Feb. 15, 1996], owed his prolific output to the fact that he happened to be a literal rather than a figurative newsmaker. For example, a 1994 Born documentary portrayed a group of Germans performing a white-hooded Klansman's cross-burning …

The following is a couple of headlines that appeared in two Toronto dailies on Monday, May 31, in the aftermath of the Allan Gardens riot that occurred in Toronto on Sunday, May 30, 1965: Mob Beats 'Nazis' in Park Hate-Riot [The Toronto Telegram, front-page headline] ...mob shouts 'kill, kill, kill' …

Often, a bogus charge of anti-Semitism (or racism) is made because of values or opinions or beliefs expressed in a public forum. Consider the case of one Thomas Speers of Waterbury, CT, whose expression of free speech, ironically, landed him in court at the behest of the the radio talk …

The dreary—I was going to say dread—"anti-Semite" nametag is almost routinely attached to anyone openly doubting or outrightly questioning the tabloid version of the Holocaust story, however justified and well-meaning his intent. Recall, for example, the opprobrium heaped on the Princeton historian Arno Mayer, notwithstanding his Jewish ancestry, for his …

The controversial syndicated columnist Joseph Sobran once suggested The New York Times ought to be renamed or subtitled "The Holocaust Update" because of its Holocaustocentric tendencies. I wonder if that label mightn't be more fittingly applied to The Globe and Mail, which bills itself as "Canada's National Newspaper." Take the …