David Irving: Controversial historian to speak in Oregon

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Activists plan to hold a vigil on Monday to protest a lecture in Eugene by David Irving, a British historian who was jailed in Austria for once saying there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz.

Irving, who specializes in the military history of World War II, has been invited to speak by the Pacifica Forum, a local discussion group founded by retired University of Oregon professor Orval Etter.

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    Randll Reese Besch - 6/18/2008

    Calling him 'controversial' denigrates what he truly is. Gives him a whitewash patina he doesn't deserve. I have no problem with him speaking anywhere, just don't hide what he is.

    Instead of protesting, why don't they have on a speaker to counter him? More constructive and less of a problem concerning the 1st Amendment.