Institute for Historical Review


IHR - Questionable Source - Hate GroupQUESTIONABLE SOURCE

A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Hate Group


The Institute for Historical Review (IHR) was founded in 1978 by David McCalden, also known as Lewis Brandon, a former member of the British National Front, and Willis Carto, the head of the now-defunct Liberty Lobby. Liberty Lobby was an antisemitic organization best known for publishing The Spotlight, now reorganized as the American Free Press. IHR is best known for publishing articles and books promoting Holocaust denial. The Institute published the Journal of Historical Review until 2002, but now disseminates its materials through its website and via email.

Funded by / Ownership

The IHR is a 501(c)(3) public interest, educational, not-for-profit enterprise. It solicites donations and sells anti-semitic and pro-Nazi books in an online store.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Institute for Historical Review publishes news and information that promotes Holocaust denial such as this: An Imaginary Holocaust May Lead to a Real Holocaust. In another article there is more Holocaust denial and support of Nazism: There is No Evidence for Nazi Gas Chambers. At this point I do not want to read more from this website as it is truly revolting.

Here is what others have said about the IHR. The Anti-Defamation League labels IHR as a hate group as does the Southern Poverty Law Center. labels them a hate group as well as Nazi propagandists.

Overall, we rate the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) Questionable due to extreme right wing bias, promotion of Nazi propaganda and earning the label of a hate group. (D. Van Zandt 12/15/2018)


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