Audio Archive


America's Malaise, Zundel's Ordeal, Criticism and Sacrifice

Weber speaks about America 's growing social-political malaise, its origins, and what it means for us. He also reviews the ordeal of Ernst Zundel, a prominent "prisoner of conscience" who was recently released from a German prison after years behind bars. The IHR director recalls his relationship of more than 20 years with Zundel. In this address at an IHR meeting, March 6, 2010, Weber also talks about smears by hostile groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. These attacks, he says, confirm the IHR's effectiveness, and should be regarded as a "badge of honor." Finally, Weber speaks about sacrifice, comparing the attitude of Americans today with the idealism and suffering of so many Americans of past generations.