Richard A. Widmann

Richard A. Widmann is the author of many revisionist articles and reviews including "How Fahrenheit 451 Trends Threaten Intellectual Freedom." Mr. Widmann has been published in Christian News, The Journal of Historical Review, The Last Ditch, The Revisionist, Smith's Report, and Vierteljahreschefte für freie Geschichtsforschung. He is the editor of Inconvenient History.



U.S. Constitution - Article 1 Section 8. Article 1 - The Legislative Branch Section 8 - Powers of Congress To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water.[1] Revisionists are typically quick to condemn President Franklin Roosevelt for his actions, …

In 1966, Harry Elmer Barnes declared, “During the last 40 years, revisionism has become a controversial term.”[1] In the nearly 50 years since, “revisionism” has shifted from controversial to a purely negative term, at least in the eyes of the general public. Today “revisionism” has become synonymous with telling …

Charles Callan Tansill, one of the foremost American diplomatic historians of the Twentieth Century, was born in Fredericksburg, Texas, on December 9, 1890, the son of Charles and Mary Tansill.[1] Tansill earned his bachelor’s degree from the Catholic University of America in 1912 and his Ph.D. degree from Johns …

This summer, Democratic Assemblyman from Brooklyn, New York Dov Hikind launched a misguided assault against Inconvenient History and several other publishers who carry among other things Holocaust revisionist articles and commentary. Hikind is attempting to financially hamstring several organizations by arranging a vendor boycott of sorts in which major credit …

Friends have recently asked me to consider what I think the future holds for historical revisionism, especially that of the Second World War and even more specifically that most contentious of sub-genres, that of the Holocaust. While I generally tend to avoid futurology, I believe in this case a look …

Inconvenient History:A Quarterly Journal For Free Historical Inquiry The report shows a comparison of the first quarter of 2014 vs. the first quarter of 2013. The most important stat is Unique Visitors, up 46.99% for a total of 58,710 new visitors! The Latest Stats Visits: 277.975 vs. 196,063 Unique Visitors: …

As 2014 came to a close, Inconvenient History closed the door on its sixth year of activities. In our online journal, we published another 32 articles by some of the leading voices in historical revisionism in the world today. In addition, we printed a hardcopy annual of our complete works …

Bombing Vindicated by J.M. Spaight, Ostara Publications, 2013, 129 pp. "Bombing Vindicated" by J.M. Spaight Published with permission from Ostara Publications Ostara Publication’s edition of J.M Spaight’s hard-to-find Bombing Vindicated is an exact reproduction of the 1944 original – something which should thrill collectors and historians alike. Well-known and frequently …

Inconvenient History Volume VI is now available! Our sixth softbound annual contains 612 pages of cutting-edge scholarship that topples misleading myths of contemporary history by revealing the inconvenient truth of these matters. Inconvenient History, Volume VI, contains all the content in our four issues from 2014, the Spring, Summer, Fall, …

Steven Paskuly (Hg.), Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz, mit einem Vorwort von Primo Levi, Da Capo Press, New York, 1996, 390 S., $15,95. Dieser Band mit Rudolf Höß’ Memoiren weist Fehler auf, da der Herausgeber sich geweigert hat, das Material sachlich vorzulegen. Death Dealer wurde …

On Thursday evening, 18 February 2016, I glanced at my email on my phone. The subject of a newly received message struck me like a lightning bolt. “Bradley RIP” was all it said. It wasn’t that it was entirely unexpected. Bradley had been ill for many years, fighting off heart …

To say that 2013 was a great year for Inconvenient History (IH) would be putting it mildly. While accolades have been made about the quality of our materials, the proof is in the proverbial pudding (as they say). Throughout the year, some 58,729 people visited the IH Website. This represents …

This summer, Democratic Assemblyman from Brooklyn, New York Dov Hikind launched a misguided assault against Inconvenient History and several other publishers who carry among other things Holocaust revisionist articles and commentary. Hikind is attempting to financially hamstring several organizations by arranging a vendor boycott of sorts in which major credit card …

Ten years following the cessation of the First World War, Arthur Ponsonby, a member of British Parliament published his ground-breaking study, Falsehood in War-Time: Containing an Assortment of Lies Circulated Throughout the Nations’ During the Great War. Ponsonby’s book begins with several quotes, the most well-remembered being “When war is …

This April, a tragic plane crash took the lives of Poland’s president, Lech Kaczyński and 95 others. The plane was taking them to Katyn Forest where the dignitaries were planning to commemorate the 70th anniversary of a war-time atrocity in which approximately 22,000 Polish Prisoners of War were shot and …

In July, Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone commented that Hitler's actions during World War Two should be put "into context." This comment along with the assertion that "Jewish domination of the media" has prevented an honest discussion about the Holocaust landed the "JFK" director in hot water. The comments occurred during …

But what was strange was that although Goldstein was hated and despised by everybody, although every day, and a thousand times a day, on platforms, on the telescreen, in newspapers, in books, his theories were refuted, smashed, ridiculed, held up to the general gaze for the pitiful rubbish that they …

Harry Elmer Barnes famously defined “historical revisionism” when he wrote Actually, revisionism means nothing more or less than the effort to revise the historical record in the light of a more complete collection of historical facts, a more calm political atmosphere, and a more objective attitude.[1] Barnes’s definition may …

The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote in his 1851 volume, Parerga and Parlipomena, of Omar's [c. 581 – 644. Second of the Mohammedan caliphs] burning of the library at Alexandria as follows: Religions are the children of ignorance, and they do not long survive their mother. Omar understood that when …

Doing our best to combat modern-day Omars, CODOH has published two complete books by censored French revisionist writers on our Website. Les mythes fondateurs de la politique israélienne by Roger Garaudy: is posted complete at CODOH International. Garaudy has argued that Hitler's killing of Jews amounted to “pogroms” or “massacres”, …

(Widmann is co-Webmaster of CODOHWeb, writer, and family man.) As co-Webmaster of CODOHWeb, I am constantly receiving articles from around the world to consider for posting to our website. Many revisionist articles are first published in some print format before being considered for the trip to cyberspace. But what exactly …

(Widmann studied English and Statistics at major American universities. He is an occasional contributor to Smith's Report and is currently co-Webmaster of CODOHWeb.) A major event for revisionism in the world of the Internet occurred in October. John Ball, author of Air Photo Evidence and The Ball Report, has brought …

Correspondence. I have a pile of correspondence to attend to that's about a foot high. The truth of the matter is that, while I want to hear from you, and while I read every letter that crosses my desk, I am unable to answer your letters unless they pertain to …

The Internet and the World Wide Web in particular have become the greatest open forum for the free exchange of ideas in the history of man. The ability to instantly “publish" ideas and opinions on just about any topic has appealed to the sensibilities of millions worldwide. Today, virtually anything …

In another testament to their loss in the intellectual battle against revisionism, the German government has turned to denial of basic human rights. The government in Bonn has approved legislation designed to curtail freedom of speech on the Internet. This latest attack on the freedom of Germans is known as …

A recent issue of TV Guide (Feb. 22, 1997) featured a review of Schindler’s List by well-known movie reviewer Gene Siskel. Siskel’s article, entitled “Schindler's List: Cut, but no Commercials,” is a fine example, on a small scale, of how the mystification surrounding the Holocaust story breeds confusion and self-delusion …

On February 15, 1997 a private conference held on the Jersey shore drew a strong contingent of revisionist historians, scholars, writers and activists. It was my honor to address this important group on the past, present, and future of CODOHWeb. as well as on the value for revisionism of other …

More on the last days of Thies Christophersen, who died in February (SR41). He died in a home for the elderly of kidney cancer at the age of 79, shortly following his release by German authorities, who had arrested him in January. The former agronomist and puncturer of what he …

As mentioned in last month’s issue of Smith's Report, CODOHWeb was forced to find a new on-line service provider when our old provider went out of business. The new provider offers better service and faster line-speeds, which enable more people to access our site with better response-time. Another benefit of …

In past columns I have discussed many of the values that the Internet affords revisionism. One of the greatest advantages, however, is one that I have not yet mentioned, that is, “networking.” Through use of electronic-mail (email) revisionists have been able to communicate faster and more efficiently. This has been …

Each issue of Smith's Report brings information about the latest happenings on CODOHWeb, the World Wide Web site of Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (http://www.codoh.com). But for those without access to the Internet, CODOHWeb remains intangible. What is on the “site"? What does one see when accessing the …

The great war theoretician Sun Tzu declared, “Speed is the essence of war.” Today it would be fair to paraphrase Sun Tzu and write, “Speed is the essence of the Internet.” Comparisons of the Internet to “super highways” abound in today’s news media. What is the point of such metaphors? …