Joel Simpson, a former professor who now earns his living taking amazing art photographs of earthforms, can afford to be a truly independent thinker. So he’s free to recommend Thomas Dalton’s Debating the Holocaust—a book that even tenured professors are probably better off not endorsing if they want to keep their jobs and collegial relations with their peers.
Joel, who is from a Jewish background, agrees with Dalton that the revisionists appear to be winning the scholarly argument. But he disagrees with the use of the term holohoax, which he finds disrespectful, inaccurate, and rhetorically counterproductive. He also finds much to disagree with in my latest Unz.com article, and argues that any attempt to lump “Jews” as a group will be broad-brush at best, misleading and offensive at worst.
We also touch on the question: Is it more effective for pro-Palestine activists to highlight the suffering of Palestinians, or to expose Zionist power in America? (See my discussion with Rabbi Michael Lerner.)