Here are three pieces in which I deal with the matter of David Cole’s activities concerning the Auschwitz-I “gas chamber”: first, a letter addressed to him and Bradley Smith on January 9, 1993; then, a footnote from the Introduction to my Ecrits Révisionnistes (1974-1998), December 3, 1998; finally, an extract from the May 8, 2000 presentation of my three letters to Le Monde (December 1978-January 1979).
How exactly does a man find his calling in life? Is it through constant soul-searching? A near-death experience? A certain feeling that just comes from deep inside? Who knows? All I know is that Bradley Smith’s A Personal History of Moral Decay is about precisely this. While on the surface it presents itself as Smith’s personal memoirs, a collection of vignettes spanning nearly fifty years of his life, the real story is about his lifelong search for purpose.