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Interview with “a relatively apolitical liberal”

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.

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