Anybody who doesn't see this is ipso facto a Stalinist
Because Stalin imprisoned Lysenko, who was a biologist
And the government of Austria (see below) imprisoned Irving, who is an historian
It does not follow that the government of Austria or anyone supporting Irving's imprisonment must ipso facto be Stalinist.
Irving has such a colossal ego that he thought the Austrians would never dare imprison him. Well you stick two fingers up at a judicial system in any country...and see what happens. Irving is a fool.
Nevertheless it was imo stupid of the Austrian authorities to "rise to the bait" and actually imprison him.
Government of Austria
bicameral Federal Assembly or Bundesversammlung consists of Federal Council or Bundesrat (62 members; members represent each of the states on the basis of population, but with each state having at least three representatives; members serve a five- or six-year term) and the National Council or Nationalrat (183 seats; members elected by direct popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: National Council - last held 24 November 2002 (next to be held in the fall of 2006)
election results: National Council - percent of vote by party - OeVP 42.3%, SPOe 36.5%, FPOe 10.0%, Greens 9.5%; seats by party - OeVP 79, SPOe 69, FPOe 18, Greens 17; seating as of May 2005 after split within the Freedom Party: OeVP 79, SPOe 69, Greens 17, BZOe 11, FPOe 7.
Doesnt sound very Stalinist to me Louise.