William S. Lear
rael at zopyra.com
Sat Oct 24 22:20:52 PDT 1998
On Sat, October 24, 1998 at 19:15:24 (-0400) Louis Proyect writes:
>Your point about the others is well taken. While I was working to counter the
>influence of Nazi Holocaust deniers in Mississippi schools, Noam Chomsky came
>to their defense. French Nazi professor Robert Faurisson published a letter
>from Chomsky in an early issue of the Journal for Historical Review. In the
>letter, Chomsky not only supported Faurisson's right to speak, write, and
>teach, but also lent political and legal advice to his defense. I wrote to
>Chomsky asking how he could have done such a thing. His long angry reply noted
>that he had defended Henry Kissinger's right to teach also, but danced around
>the only significant point of his political solidarity with a Nazi.
>I note that one writer has posted the standard, false, apologetic for Chomsky
>in reply to what you wrote. You might look up that letter to Faurisson if you
>intend a response.
If Lawrence has information that Chomsky really has "political
solidarity with a Nazi", he should be courageous enough to share it.
This is an ugly slander that has been refuted before, most eloquently
by Christopher Hitchens
amazed that it would surface here.
Chomsky has no more "political solidarity" with Faurisson than he has
with Rush Limbaugh.
This is cheap, cowardly, and disgusting.
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