Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Should Holocaust Denial Be A Crime?

David Irving, a well known Holocaust denier, has been sentenced to three years in prison by an Austrian court for the crime of Holocaust denial. As odious as Irving may be, should his acts be against the law? Neo-neocon discusses this subject, and concludes:
So it seems to me that the only remedy is free speech in the theater of ideas. We must believe in the ability of truth to ultimately triumph, and in our ability to wage war against those who would preach hate and follow through on it with destruction. If Irving and his ilk have influenced Iran, the damage is long done, and the remedies lie elsewhere--unfortunately.