One of the proudest moments of my life that's to say in the recent past has been defending the British historian David Irving, who is now in prison in Austria for nothing more than the potential of uttering an unwelcome thought on Austrian soil. He didn't actually say anything in Austria. He wasn't even accused of saying anything. He was accused of perhaps planning to say something that voilated an Austrain law that said only one version of the Second World War may be taught in our brave little Tyrolean republic, the republic that gave us Kurt Waldheim as Secretary General of the United Nations, a man wanted in several nations for war crimes. You know the country that has Jorg Haider, the leader of the fascist party in the cabinent that sent David Irving to jail.
The two greatest achievements of Austria were to convince the world that Hitler was German and that Beethoven was Viennese."
Shamefully, I attended the school that spent its money attacking great men such as these! Now I hope things will be much better.
RIP Hitchens, a fallen comrade. It is so sad that you died too soon in your haste.