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Published: 1998-12-15

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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 on all aspects of the war. Glad to find you.

C. L.
[by Internet]


No Particular Reason

Here is a book order and, for no particular reason except that you deserve a thousand times this amount, a contribution of $50. Best wishes.

G. A. K.
Baltimore, Md.


Avoid Demeaning Language

I have only recently been attracted to revisionism, and am still searching for answers. As a newcomer, I'd like to pass on an observation that might help strengthen your credibility. The scholarly nature of your work is severely diminished when your writers include demeaning or suggestive language such as "Jewish beanie" or "our traditional enemies." There are less demeaning ways of describing a yarmulke, and if you choose to accuse the ADL or some other group, why not call them by name?

Good luck in your defense efforts. [$100 donation enclosed]

N.K.
New York City


Maintain and Expand

Your review of MacDonald's book, Separation and its Discontents is excellent [May-June 1998 issue]. In addition to the Journal, your book service and web site fulfill an important role. I hope you can manage to maintain, and expand, all three. I greatly admire your difficult but important work.

W. G.
Tallahassee, Florida


Devotee of the Late Tsar

I'm of Jewish ancestry (converted to Christianity), but I agree with the views and aims of the IHR. I am a devotee of the late Tsar of Russia, and I like the book reprinted by the IHR, The Last Days of the Romanovs, by Robert Wilton. Keep up the good work.

Annette M.
[by internet]


Lindbergh's Place in History

A good example of historical distortion and brainwashing in our society can be found in a new book by Reeve Lindbergh, the youngest of the six children of Charles Lindbergh, the famous aviator, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Portions of her book, Under a Wing, also appear in The New Yorker (Aug. 24 and 31, 1998). Reeve, a novelist and author of children's books, writes about growing up as a child of one of America's most famous personalities, including the legacy of his heroic May 1927 trans-Atlantic solo flight, and the much-publicized kidnapping and murder in 1932 of his first child. " ... When I got to Radcliffe, in 1963," she recounts, "I found out that the flight and the kidnaping were much less interesting to other students than my father's prewar activities were. Some of my friends confessed that they were surprised to find that they liked me, considering that my father was a Fascist."

She also discusses the speeches made by her father in 1941 on behalf of the America First Committee, the main organization opposed to United States involvement in the war then raging in Europe. Reeve Lindbergh relates that she was "devastated" when she first heard a recording of her father's widely criticized speech in Des Moines on September 11, 1941, in which he named the "powerful elements" that were pushing America into war. The groups, he said, "responsible for changing our national policy from one of neutrality and independence to one of entanglement in European affairs ... are the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration." Upon hearing this, writes Reeve, "I was transfixed and horrified, ablaze with shame and fury."

In fact, what her father had said was precisely the truth.

Perhaps Miss Lindbergh is unaware that in 1941, especially after the outbreak of war between Germany and the USSR, the vast majority of Americans wanted no involvement in a war to make the world safe for Bolshevism. That's why her father's 1941 speeches were delivered to enthusiastic overflow audiences.

If Lindbergh and the America First Committee had been successful in frustrating Roosevelt's campaign to involve us in war, we would have been spared not only the American casualties of the Second World War, and, in all probability, nearly half a century of the dangerous and costly "cold war."

Instead of "shame and fury," Reeve Lindbergh should take pride in her father's brave and principled stand.

Charles E. Weber
Tulsa, Okla.


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Sources: The Journal of Historical Review, vol. 17, no. 5 (September/October 1998), p. 32
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