I note that Mr. Orlet has decided that I am a Leftist (though to quote Larry David/Jerry Seinfeld “there’s nothing wrong with that”) because I have said that Austria should not keep Irving in jail.
The noise I hear right now is many of my friends laughing hysterically at his rather absurd conclusion.
But first my bone fides to comment on this issue: I spent over 6 years defending myself against David Irving and, in the course of so doing, proving that he nothing but a liar, racist, anti-Semite, and pathetic figure. Had Mr. Orlet bothered to educate himself about the trial (he could start by reading my recent book History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving or Richard Evans’s Lying About Hitler), he would see that often during the ten-week trial Irving was left looking like the court jester, silly and almost irrelevant.
When the battle was over the press treated him as some sort of has been. That is why I said the Austrian courts should not resurrect him as a so-called martyr for free speech. No one of any stature — except maybe for Sir John Keegan — takes him seriously anymore.
In any case, while Orlet has every right to disagree with me — and there are many people whose opinions I actually value who do think I am wrong about letting him go — his glib conclusion that I am therefore of one political inclination or another shows his own shallow thinking.p>In fact, to some degree his modus operandi reminds me of David Irving’s. Irving has a conclusion and bends the facts (or simply invents them) to fit his pre-existing ideas. Orlet seems to have done the same thing. It is hardly a mark of honor. br> — Deborah E. Lipstadt , Ph.D.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?