Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Hate Group
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
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 solicits 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. Auschwitz.org 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) Updated (4/27/2020)