Debating the Holocaust

Those who deny the Nazi atrocities are finding a platform in college newspapers and raising a First Amendment ruckus

David Turner was under siege last week. A junior at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and editor in chief of the weekly Justice, the student newspaper, he had become a pariah on campus. His phone rang around the clock with irate calls from students and alumni denouncing him as a "monster" and an "anti-Semite." His car was defaced and he was threatened with bodily harm. Some 2,000 copies of Justice were stolen and presumably destroyed, and when the issue was reprinted, 200 students rallied in protest and a guard had to be assigned to ensure the paper's safe distribution.

The turmoil...

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