Holocaust Denial

The Spectre of Irrationalism at the Millennium
  • Shelly Z. Shapiro
  • Susan Lee Pentlin
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Abstract

At the end of the millennium, we have been reminded more than once that the human psyche, which has great capacity for rational analysis and thus scientific and technological progress, can be attracted by the obsession of the irrational. Benjamin Smith, Eric Rudolph, Buford Furrows1 and the killers at Columbine High School have made us realize that those who use the irrational to propagate hatred of others can and will translate rhetoric into violence. It is therefore urgent that we consider how best to combat the haters, especially those whose purpose is to undermine faith in rational processes.

Keywords

Conspiracy Theory Denial Site Holocaust Education Holocaust Denial Death Camp 
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  • Susan Lee Pentlin

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