Anyone still support Christopher Hitchens?
Has anyone here heard of David Irving? Mr. Irving is basically the leader of modern anti-Semitism. He is the leader of the Holocaust Denial movement. He is absolutely infatuated with Hitler (see his book, Hitler's War). Irving minimizes the number of Jewish deaths in the Holocaust. He estimates 300,000 deaths, while most people estimate around 6 million. He also denies that anyone died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz. Here is a famous quote from Irving "More people died in the back of Ted Kennedy's car then the gas chambers at Auschwitz."Now, what does this have to do with Chris Hitchens? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMAAiS5Ljsw
Here is video documentation of Hitchens supporting the publication of Irving's anti-Semitic literature. Hitchens takes a strong stance against a major publishing company that refused to put out Irving work. Would any of you be angry at the Random House if they refused to publish an ignorant and hateful book that completely ignored historical reality? Especially in the face of survivors who can testify to the actual events (for example, Elie Wiesel). Who the hell does Hitchens think he is to support Irving? No one questions Irving's right to have his anti-Semitic opinions, but a private company doesn't have to publish Irving's views.Anyone care to defend Hitchens? If not, he should be dismissed completely.(Ps- If anyone here is going to point out that Hitchens is racially Jewish, that is irrelevant. He didn't find that out until he was a grown man, and his brother Peter disputes their Jewish heritage. Hitchens has never had any significant religious or social ties to Israel or Judaism).
"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." (CS Lewis)
"A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading." (CS Lewis)