“Denial”: how to deal with a conspiracy theory in the era of ‘post-truth’

16 Feb 2017

The new film Denial dramatises the landmark libel trial when David Irving sued the academic Deborah Lipstadt for calling him a Holocaust denier – a case Irving lost. Sir Richard Evans, Regius Professor of History and an authority on the Third Reich, was called as an expert witness in the trial. Here, Evans discusses the case and the film, the emergence of 'soft' Holocaust denial, and the statement put out by Trump's White House on this year's Holocaust Memorial Day.      

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History and conspiracy

28 Feb 2013

Available to play back in full, this debate on history and conspiracy touches on the Suez Crisis, Stalin's Russia, the assassination of John F Kennedy, Watergate, the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland and more.

 

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