An aid to comprehension for viewers of Jim Rizoli’s interview of Mark Weber (10 February 2016)
Anybody who has not taken a particular interest in Historical Revisionism is likely to find little to criticize in Mark Weber’s statements to Jim Rizoli in this interview. Such a viewer will likely be impressed that Weber speaks well of Holocaust Revisionists and defends their right to raise “questions.”
If Mark Weber were a professor at a university or a mainstream public figure, that would be a net benefit. The problem is that Mark Weber does not occupy any such position but is the director of the Institute for Historical Review. He is supposed to be a leader in Holocaust Revisionism, not a spectator benevolently defending that movement’s free-speech rights.
As an historian and as the director of the Institute, Mark Weber is supposed to be dealing in hard facts and logic and reaching conclusions about history. The motto of the Institute for Historical Review is: “to bring history into accord with the facts,” and from its founding in 1978 the Institute was to be focused especially on dissecting and debunking what almost nobody else wanted to touch, that great body of destructive legends known as the Holocaust of the Jews. That was why the Institute for Historical Review was needed. The Institute was thus always intended to be radical, uncompromising, and at the vanguard of controversy. At one time it was. You will notice however that in this interview, uncompromising conclusions about the Holocaust are something that Mark Weber prefers to avoid.