Deborah Lipstadt

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Deborah Esther Lipstadt (born 18 March 1947) is a Jewish American historian and Zionist. She was a participant in the Irving v Penguin Books and Lipstadt trial.


Her lawyers imposed a gag rule on Deborah Lipstadt during her trial with David Irving–she was banned not only from testifying in court but also from speaking to the press–because they knew full well that a single word from this know-nothing’s mouth would sink the ship. In her account of the trial Lipstadt can barely conceal the lawyers’ contempt for her, yet she is too thick-headed to notice the absurdity of her smug two thumbs-up after the jury announced its verdict. She had as much to do with the victory as I did with last night’s performance of the Bolshoi.

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