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Subject: An Open Letter to Greg Raven (Round 2)

Archive/File: pub/people/r/raven.greg/raven-refuses-links
Last-Modified: 1995/08/24
First Published: 1995/08/24

Mr. Raven:

As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for
Historical Review, Mr. Raven, you operate the IHR's WWW
site,, as a focalpoint for the
dissemination of neo-Nazi Holocaust denial propaganda.

Many of us who oppose the viewpoint you represent within your
Web pages have asked you repeatedly to provide links from the
IHR's site to the Nizkor Project. (I first did that on the
28th. of May, 1995, and I believe that others began making
this request of you long before that.)

We have pointed out, repeatedly, that the Nizkor Web
provides, and has _always_ provided, a link to your site.

We have explained that we believe in presenting all facets of
the issue of the Holocaust, and the neo-Nazi-inspired attempts
to trivialize it. Mr. Raven, although you _claim_ to
desire "open debate" on "both sides of the story," quite
clearly you do not; if you did, you would provide links to _all_
Holocaust-related sites.

I don't think you have the will to do it, Mr. Raven. I think
that you and your colleagues know full well that your
propaganda is so full of holes that it cannot withstand the
clear light of day, and I think that you are afraid to expose
your Web visitors to opposing points of view. 

Is that true, Mr. Raven? Are you so lacking the courage of
conviction that you are _afraid_ to present opposing
views, and let your Web visitors make up their own minds?

Web tourists are invited to peruse:

...which will maintain the growing archive of requests you
continue to ignore, as well as links to spots on your own Web,
where you and your colleagues offer hypocritical calls for
"open debate": 

  "Let this issue be settled as all great historical 
   controversies are resolved: through free inquiry and open 
   debate in our journals, newspapers and classrooms."


Your refusal to provide your Web users with opposing
positions makes it appear, to them and me, that you fear 
"free inquiry" there. Is that the case, Mr. Raven, or were you
being cynically hypocritical when you offered the following:

  "The cause of international understanding and world peace 
   is best served by free discussion and open debate of 
   significant historical issues, including the emotion-laden 
   Holocaust story."


Well, Mr. Raven? Are these titles on the IHR's web nothing
more than a contemptuous display of smoke and mirrors?


The Holocaust: Let's Hear Both Sides

One-Sided 'Holocaustomania'

Let Both Sides Be Heard

" I await your response, Mr. Raven, and IHR links to those who oppose you. Ken McVay

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