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Jan 27, 2005 10:48 pm

Noted Here and There ...

Today is the 60th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. At Respectful Insolence, Orac meditates on his own encounters with Holocaust Denial. At Early Modern Notes, Sharon Howard has other appropriate links.

At Mode for Caleb, Caleb McDaniel observes that"we're all abolitionists now." This is the first of his two part series, Antislavery Scripts.

The post-election re-orientation of Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo is a small measure of the importance of the forthcoming struggle over the"privatization" of Social Security in the United States. His excellent liberal political blog has become a single issue blog, relentlessly tracking the paths of members of Congress on the issue. Daily, he tracks Republican members of the Conscience Caucus who have reservations about privatizing Social Security and Democratic members of the Fainthearted Faction who may support it.

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Ralph E. Luker - 1/27/2005

Oops. I forgot to say "Thank you!"

Ralph E. Luker - 1/27/2005

Hey, Julie, There you go, getting all school marmish on me! You rightly sense that I need all the help I can get.

Julie A Hofmann - 1/27/2005

Hi Ralph -- spel chek Auswitz ;-)

Ralph E. Luker - 1/27/2005

I agree, obviously. His story brought back memories from my childhood about the horror stories from Europe. I also like his understanding of how deniers have laid claim to being "revisionists." Of course, they give historical revisionism a dirty name. That helps me to understand why some conservatives spit the word out with contempt. Still, reputable historians much necessarily engage in the processes of revisioning the past.

Jonathan Dresner - 1/27/2005

Ralph, you beat me to it. Orac's thoughts on Holocaust denial, and the way in which his sense of medical responsibility and horror at the use of medical knowledge in the Nazi project lead him to anti-denial activism, are powerful stuff.

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