October 1999 Dear Friend, As you may have heard, Willis Carto and Liberty Lobby have finally agreed to a settlement proposed by the Institute for Historical Review. Now, after six years of debilitating litigation, the Institute _can get back to doing full time what it does best: fighting for truth in history_. Renewal and Rebuilding We all know that the IHR is one of a kind. No organization in America, or anywhere else, can match _its 20-year record of achievement, or its potential for accomplishment_: _The Journal of Historical Review_, the books it publishes and sells, its conferences, Web site, media and campus outreach, and more. Friends of the IHR such as David Irving, Arthur Butz, and Robert Faurisson -- and enemies like the Anti-Defamation League, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and the Harvard Law School's Alan Dershowitz -- agree: _the IHR is the world's number-one force for historical revisionism_. Which is why, for the Institute, standing pat is not an option: _the IHR must be restored to full functioning as soon as possible_! Guiding the IHR through the rocky shoals of Carto's law suits [sic] required cutting operations, expenses (including salaries), and staff to the bone. The good news is that Mark Weber and Greg Raven have not only kept the IHR alive, they have built a firm foundation for future IHR projects. In fact, Mark and Greg have done such a good job, despite years of legal harassment, that today the Institute of Historical Review is poised to _open a major revisionist offensive_. That's where you and I come in. [Page 2] My name is Ted O'Keefe. You may remember that I edited books, a newsletter, and the _Journal_ for the Institute between 1985 and 1994. During the last few months, I've worked closely with the Institute on special book assignments, giving me first-hand knowledge of the exciting projects IHR is readying for launch. So, when Mark and Greg asked if I could rejoin the team, I jumped at the opportunity. I hope that once you hear what we're planning for the IHR, you'll want to jump aboard, too. New Book Projects First off, there are the new books. We are now putting the final touches on a first-rate English translation of _Israel's Founding Myths_, by world-renowned French scholar Roger Garaudy. This book has enraged the Holocaust lobby (the Simon Wiesenthal Center recently issued a ranting, four-page attack condemning it), brought Garaudy legal persecution in France, and, most important, _aroused an unprecedented storm of support for Garaudy and for revisionism from the Muslim world_. Once _Israel's Founding Myths_ is off to the printers, we'll be readying another revisionist take on the Holocaust, this one by a well-connected "Islamic fundamentalist" journalist from Turkey. _Holocaust Deception_ is an excellent primer for anyone unfamiliar with the revisionist case: Harun Yahya's radical Muslim perspective makes it a natural for adherents of Minister Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam and other American Muslims. _Holocaust Deception is dynamite_! Another book virtually ready to go gives a remarkable inside view of the Third Reich at the outset of World War II by the noted American journalist and eugenicist Lothrop Stoddard, featuring his personal interviews with Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. And there are still more in line, including an authoritative new expose of the Jewish role in the Bolshevik revolution and the Soviet regime! One reason these books are such strong candidates for publishing is that they aren't written solely for the "converted." This means that each of them can be targeted at new people, enabling IHR not only to distribute more books, but to broaden its reach to bring in _potentially thousands of new readers -- and future revisionists_ -- around the world. To do so, we're planning to promote these titles beyond our current mailing list. We know the audience is out there: they're already stampeding to [Page 3] our Web site (http://ihr.org) to read the articles we offer from the _Journal_ at no charge. We also want to reach these new readers (and our existing customers, too!) with a _new_ site that will allow Internet users from around the world to buy books and tapes online. This electronic "catalog" will be ready to go as soon as we can afford the custom programming required to make it work. Another Revisionist Conference It goes almost without saying that the Institute needs to _hold at full-scale International Revisionist Conference_. We're looking at Memorial Day weekend, 2000, but arranging, organizing, and coordinating these conferences means a mountain of work. IHR needs an additional staff member to pull it off. After the conference is over, this additional staffer will also enable better customer service and less "office work" for Mark, Greg, and me. Outreach, Outreach, Outreach IHR needs more hands on deck, of course, particularly to help with revisionist outreach. The exciting news is that today Bradley Smith, who over the past fifteen years has compiled _an unequaled record of achievement in media and campus publicity for revisionism, is ready, willing, and able to work once again with the IHR_. What a vital center for revisionist activism the Institute can be with the affable and effective Brad Smith back on the job! Better Equipment Of course getting IHR up to speed again required help in areas that are decidedly unglamorous -- but absolutely necessary. Our photocopy machine is now ten years old, and on its last legs. The newest computer in the office is five years old, and much too slow to keep up with the work that needs to be done (the next newest machine is seven years old!). We have long since outgrown the software that tracks our inventory and invoices, and our computer network is a joke. While IHR was in survival mode, we were forced to let some valuable titles go out of print. Among those crying out to be brought back into print are David Hoggan's _Forced War_, the path- breaking re-examination of the origins of World War II; pioneer French revisionist (and Buchenwald inmate) Paul Rassinier's _The Holocaust Story and The Lies of Ulysses_; H. Keith Thompson's informative and influential defense of the German admiral, _D"onitz at Nuremberg_; and Waffen-SS veteran Leon Degrelle's gripping memoir [Page 4] _Campaign in Russia_. Your Help Is Needed To complete all these projects, and thus restore IHR to full function, will cost well over $150,000. We know this is a lot of money, but by now you know _how efficiently IHR applies every dollar to what needs to be done_. Your contribution to the best of your ability, whether large or small, will be put to the most effective use in the Institute's vital work. Today, the IHR is primed to return full-time to the vital work of publishing _and publicizing_ the revisionist classics, as well as the latest in leading-edge revisionist research. Those of us at IHR and those who soon will join us have the know-how, the dedication, and the vision to resume the offensive for historical truth. I want very much for you to join us as well, by playing your part _in the renaissance of the IHR as the full-speed, full-strength force for historical revisionism in America and around the world_. Your tax-deductive donation today will enable us to realize vital projects near completion, such as the Garaudy and other books; to resume essential functions such as full-scale IHR conferences and outreach to media and campus; to replace aging technology with up- to-date equipment; and to hire new staff and undertake new programs. We at the Institute of Historical Review are very mindful of how important your contribution is, and has been, in assuring the IHR's continued vitality -- and we are most thankful for your help. Yours truly, [signature] Theodore J. O'Keefe P.S. Best of all, there are ways of donating to the IHR that benefit everyone. First of all, _your contribution is tax- deductible_. And if you have appreciated assets, you can donate them to the IHR and _write off the current value, no matter what you paid_ for the asset originally. The year-end deadline is getting closer, so be sure to _avoid capital gains_, and _help the Institute in its vital work_, by making a donation of your appreciated assets today.
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