The Professional Denier
More than any other propagandist,
Mark Weber, 45, embodies the Holocaust-denial movement. An articulate,
media-savvy spokesperson with a master's degree in History from
Indiana University, Weber got his start in the radical right in
1978, when he took the position of news editor for National Vanguard,
a publication of the neo-Nazi National Alliance. In 1979, Weber
also began to contribute regularly to The Spotlight, a weekly
tabloid produced by Willis Carto's
Liberty Lobby organization. His involvement with the IHR also intensified
steadily over the years; initially working as a contributor to the
now-defunct IHR Newsletter, Weber began serving as emcee for
the group's annual conventions in 1984. In 1985 he became a member
of IHR's Editorial Advisory Committee and in 1992 he became editor
of the Journal of Historical Review. Following IHR's break
with Carto and the subsequent departure of most professional staff
members in 1993, Weber became director of the organization with one
professional staff person serving under him.
Weber has warned against America's becoming "a sort of Mexicanized, Puerto Ricanized country. . . . I don't believe it's possible for Black Americans to be assimilated into white society."
Weber's more openly extremist
commitment to white supremacy has not abated during his pyrrhic
ascendancy through the IHR ranks. Throughout the 1980s, he maintained
his contact with the National Alliance, serving, according to official
documents, as treasurer of that organization's "Cosmotheist Church."
Similarly, in 1987, graduating
seniors at four private high schools in Atlanta received copies
of a 584-page racist and anti-Semitic book, The Dispossessed
Majority, with a letter signed by Weber which stated, "... You
and your classmates may expect to face grave political, economic
and social problems. There will be outright discrimination against
you as you compete for admission to the better colleges. Less-qualified
nonwhites with lower academic standing will be pushed ahead of you
by means of racial quotas and four-year scholarships."
In 1989, several ROTC cadets
at Auburn University received an identical mailing from Weber. In
the same year, Weber was interviewed by The Sower, a student
newspaper at the University of Nebraska. In the interview, Weber
stated, " l'm concerned about the future of (the white) race and
I'm concerned about the future of our country." He also warned against
America's becoming "a sort of Mexicanized, Puerto Ricanized country....
I don't believe it's possible for Black Americans to be assimilated
into white society."
it is as a Holocaust-denier that Weber has found his niche on the
radical right, and it is through the IHR that he has found the platform
to pursue his increasingly solitary, yet persistently hateful propaganda