The Ranting Kraut

19.3.2006 – 27.9.2010

Archive for July, 2007

Quote of the day

Posted by rantingkraut on July 21, 2007

Comrades: All this waffle against executions and death sentences – that’s just rubbish. Execute, without a court verdict if necessary.” (source)

Erich Mielke – former head of East Germany’s secret police.

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Deborah Lipstadt on Banning Holocaust Dennial

Posted by rantingkraut on July 17, 2007

As the EU is set to outlaw ‘Holocaust dennial’, Deborah Lipstadt is speaking out for freedom of speech. She has made this point before, but her current article in sp!ked goes beyond short remarks on censorship and offers a principled defence of freedom of expression.

I shudder at the thought that politicians might be given the power to legislate history. They can hardly fix the potholes in our streets. How can we expect them to decide what is the proper version of history?” (Source)

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