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The neo-Bolsheviks: Corbyn and the alt-Right

Anne Applebaum, one of the leading historians of the horrors of Soviet Communism, writes on the 100th anniversary of the “Great October Revolution” (which, she notes, was not great, was not in October and was not a revolution):
History repeats itself and so do ideas, but never in exactly the same way. Bolshevik thinking in 2017 [...]

Tony Greenstein’s Sleight of Hand

This is a guest post by Paul Bogdanor
Not long ago, Fathom published my refutation of Ken Livingstone’s antisemitic guru, Lenni Brenner. Tony Greenstein, a founding member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, has twice jumped to Brenner’s defence. His first reply to me can be read here and my rejoinder here. Greenstein has come back for more with an extremely [...]

Tony Greenstein’s House of Cards

This is a guest post by Paul Bogdanor
A few days ago, Fathom published my detailed exposé of the deceitful methods and antisemitic views of Ken Livingstone’s guru, Lenni Brenner. Tony Greenstein has come to Brenner’s defence. His hysterical reply to me can be read here. My rejoinder is now available here.
From the introduction:
Tony Greenstein is in [...]

Ken Livingstone, Lenni Brenner, and Falsified Evidence

This is a guest post by Paul Bogdanor
Attempting to defend his recent outbursts, Ken Livingstone has invoked Lenni Brenner’s book Zionism in the Age of the Dictators. Livingstone explains:
The shocking thing about his book was that he revealed that not only Hitler had wanted to move all of Germany’s Jews to Israel, but that the [...]

Ken Livingstone, Lenni Brenner, and Historical Distortions: A Case Study

This is a guest post by Paul Bogdanor
Ken Livingstone thinks that Lenni Brenner, an American Trotskyist, is the definitive source on everything to do with Zionism. He has believed this for decades. And in all that time, it never occurred to Livingstone to check Brenner’s “facts” and sources.
Below is an example of Brenner’s methods as [...]

Who is Lenni Brenner?

This is a guest post by Paul Bogdanor
Interviewed about his suspension from the Labour Party, Ken Livingstone made this comment:
Everything I said yesterday [about Hitler being a Zionist] was true and I will be presenting the academic book about that to the Labour Party inquiry.
The book, it turns out, is the notorious tract Zionism in the Age [...]

For those of us who are horrified but can’t look away

The latest from Jake Goretzki:

(Hat tip: Bob-B)

Just in time for the holidays

(The brainchild and creation of Jake Goretzki, who tweets here.)
Hat tip: Bob from Brockley