Monday, July 12, 2010

Gilad Atzmon argues the ethical and logical need for history to be open to revision.

Gilad Atzmon, an Israeli Jew, tries to convince Michael Conniff, an Irish-American radio talk show host, that intellectual freedom is a good, even when addressing the Holocaust story. Conniff is good with the concept of intellectual freedom generally, like most Americans, but he’s got a degree in history so he’s appalled to hear that such a concept should include arguments critical of the orthodox Holocaust story. What would his history professors say?

Atzmon writes: “This set of six video clips covers an almost taboo controversy to do with freedom of speech. In the discussion, I stress the ethical and logical need for history to be open to revision.”

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