Holocaust Denial Literature Robert Faurisson And Noam Chomsky - Essay

Robert Faurisson And Noam Chomsky

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Pierre Vidal-Naquet

SOURCE: "On Faurisson and Chomsky," in Assassins of Memory, translated by Jeffrey Mehlman, Columbia University Press, 1992, pp. 65-73.

[In the following essay, Vidal-Naquet impugns the motives of Robert Faurisson and Noam Chomsky in defending the authors of Holocaust denial literature.]

Pursuing his crusade—whose theme may be summarized as follows: the gas chambers did not exist because they can not have existed; they can not have existed because they should not have existed; or better still: they did not exist because they did not exist—Robert Faurisson has just published a new book [Memoire en défense].

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