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From Thu Dec  5 08:06:58 PST 1996
Article: 83879 of alt.revisionism
From: (Jamie McCarthy)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Re: Flowers for David Irving
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 1996 21:03:34 -0500
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NNTP-Posting-Host: (Rich Graves) wrote:

> The authorized US distributor of
> *Goebbels*, according to the endpapers of the UK edition, is the neo-Nazi
> front group "The Institute for Historical Review,"

I wouldn't go that far.

Yes, their editor (Mark Weber) is a white separatist who was associated
with the National Alliance ( and who has never to my
knowledge renounced his racist views;

yes, he was directly traced to Third Reich and Fourth Reich supporters in
Germany by the undercover work of Yaron Svoray, a journalist who gave out
a phony telephone number to hardcore Nazis (Weber called the number);

yes, the IHR still to my knowledge sells the _Protocols of the Elders
of Zion_;

yes, their material is antisemitic in its subject matter;

but I think "neo-Nazi front group" implies that their real business is
neo-Nazism and that the "revisionist" stuff is a side issue.  That's not
true.  "Revisionism" is their main gig.  I happen to think, based on some
very solid evidence, that the ultimate goal of "revisionism" is to
rehabilitate Nazism.  But "front group" ain't right.  Even if their VIPs
do have direct ties to German Nazis, the IHR itself is not a front.

(Note to anyone concerned:  all that stuff in there about what I really
think about the IHR is there specifically so that Ingrid Rimland or
someone equally unscrupulous won't quote me as defending the IHR without
having to make the ellipses work double duty.)

 Jamie McCarthy        Co-Webmaster of

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