Irving summing up


Revisionist historian David Irving accused Penguin of being "reckless and foolhardy" in publishing Deborah Lipstadt's Denying the Holocaust without first having it checked it for libel. The accusation was made during Mr Irving's summing up at his landmark libel action against the author and publisher. He also directed his ire against Macmillan, which ceased publishing his work in the mid-1990s, accusing it of "the equivalent of book burning".</p><p>

Richard Rampton QC, acting for the defendants, said Mr Irving had been shown to be a "right wing extremist, a racist and, in particular, a ...

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