After glancing at this interview in The Tehran Times with the Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson (I don’t have the stomach to read the whole thing), I got to wondering: has Noam Chomsky ever recanted what he wrote in 1980 in a preface to one of Faurisson’s books?
[I]s it true that Faurisson is an anti-Semite or a neo-Nazi? As noted earlier, I do not know his work very well. But from what I have read — largely as a result of the nature of the attacks on him — I find no evidence to support either conclusion. Nor do I find credible evidence in the material that I have read concerning him, either in the public record or in private correspondence. As far as I can determine, he is a relatively apolitical liberal of some sort. (My emphasis.)
Is Chomsky ashamed of what he wrote then?
(Hat tip: Judeosphere)
Update: Oliver Kamm, who has dug deeply into the matter of Chomsky and Faurisson, has more.