The scholar that shall remain unnamed will be named
Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 27, 2009 at 18:02
> Oh we also have big chorus here in the Us that is paid by the Turks to rewrite history the likes of a so called scholar who shall remain unnamed who tells us that there was really no genocide! <
>Don't you mean Bernard Lewis, the heaviest howitzer in the whole Turkish lie artillery, to name the unamed ?
I do not have any regard for Bernard Lewis as when it comes to what I study he is really style but no substance. I guess after you read Wansbrough you cannot go back and read Lewis.
OK the so called scholar that I'm talking about and I hope that Dr. Pipes would allow me to mention his name and his name is Heath W. Lowry. If you are looking for a real pro at Turkish BS he is the one. He used to be (I do not know if he still is) a professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies at Princeton University. Two years ago I was watching a speech by him about the Armenians and that there really was no Genocide BS and it was on bookTV CSPAN and the funny thing is those attending his lecture were clearly Turks and it was here in the US and you hear the usual BS. I just could not beleive it that this man was insulting our inteligence
Now Robert Jay Lifton wrote a book called "The Nazi Doctors" and as usual the Turkish Ambassador in Washington (see Fisk) wrote to him to protest Lifton's references to the Armenian Genocide in his book! But the Turkish ambassador enclosed by accident a copy of a letter written by no other than Lowry and in it Lowery was telling the ambassador Nuzhet Kandemur what to say as in "how to object to the genocide references"! And what is most bizarre that Lowry also told the ambassador, and to quote Fisk,: "adding for good measure that he had and in the words of Lowry 'repeatedly stressed both in writing and verbally to Ankara' his concerns about the historians whose scholarship has been used by Lifton they included the indefatigable Vahakn Dadrian"! So much for scholarship
And then Fisk adds: "what was Lowry doing advising the Turkish government how to deny the Armenian Genocide."! Amazing indeed
But there are also bright spots in this saga and UCLA turned down any money for a chair in Turkish studies to be sponsored by the Turks after all how could we have leaning if we are not looking for the truth?
But like i said: The Turks and the Paksitanis are the most confused people on earth.
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