Fail: “Denying the Holocaust”
How Deborah Lipstadt Botched Her Attempt to Demonstrate the Growing Assault on Truth and Memory
With her book Denying the Holocaust, which was re-printed in October 2016, Deborah Lipstadt tried to show the flawed methods and extremist motives of “Holocaust deniers,” who, so the book’s description claims, have “no more credibility than the assertion that the earth is flat.”
Backed up with hundreds of references to thoroughly researched studies, the present book demonstrates that Dr. Lipstadt clearly has neither understood what the principles and methods of science and scholarship are, nor has she any clue about the historical topics she is writing about. She misquotes, mistranslates, misrepresents, misinterprets, and makes a plethora of wild claims without backing them up with anything. Among other things, she utterly fails to use generally recognized standards of evidence. Given the way she handles documents and data, it is clear that she has no interest in scholarship or reason. In fact, truth has been the antithesis of her enterprise.
Rather than dealing thoroughly with factual arguments, Lipstadt’s book is full of ad hominem attacks on her opponents. It is an exercise in anti-intellectual pseudo-scientific arguments, an exhibition of ideological radicalism that rejects anything which contradicts its preset conclusions.
Since she admits herself that her opponents’ motives are irrelevant, as an inescapable consequence, so is her book.
F for FAIL
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|Size:||5"×8" (203 mm × 127 mm)|
|Illustrations:||85 b/w ill.|
|Publisher:||Uckfield: Castle Hill Publishers|