Mark Weber

Mark Weber is an American historian, author, lecturer and current affairs analyst. He is also the director of the Institute for Historical Review, an independent, public interest educational center in southern California that works to promote peace, understanding and justice through greater public awareness of the past. In particular, the IHR strives to increase understanding of the causes, nature and consequences of war and conflict.Weber has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows, and has appeared many times on television. He has conducted countless interviews with television, radio and print journalists from across the United States, and from many overseas countries.Weber moved to southern California in January 1991 to work for the IHR. He has served as its director since 1995.
For nine years he was editor of the IHR’s Journal of Historical Review.Joseph Sobran, who for years was a nationally syndicated columnist and a National Review senior editor, spoke about Weber and the IHR at the 2002 IHR Conference: “…If I’m ‘courageous,’ what do you call Mark Weber and the Institute for Historical Review? They have been smeared far worse than I have; moreover, they have been seriously threatened with death. Their offices have been firebombed. Do they at least get credit for courage? Not at all. They remain almost universally vilified. When I met Mark, many years ago, I expected to meet a raving Jew-hating fanatic, such being the generic reputation of ‘Holocaust deniers.’ I was immediately and subsequently impressed to find that he was just the opposite: a mild-mannered, good-humored, witty, scholarly man who habitually spoke with restraint and measure, even about enemies who would love to see him dead. The same is true of other members of the Institute. In my many years of acquaintance with them, I have never heard any of them say anything that would strike an unprejudiced listener as unreasonable or bigoted.”
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