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Academic says that Macpherson Report
was "disgraceful", and that freedom is threatened
by anti-racist agitators.
lecturer Frank Ellis has published a devastating indictment
of the Macpherson Report into the murder of black
teenager Stephen Lawrence.
In The Macpherson Report: Anti-racist
Hysteria and the Sovietization of the United Kingdom,
Dr Ellis, an expert on the Soviet Union, compares
the Macpherson inquiry to the witch hunts and show
trials of Stalins Russia, and calls for the
commission for Racial Equality to be scrapped and
all race relations laws to be repealed.
Dr Ellis says that the inquiry
was conducted carelessly and in an atmosphere of hysteria,
and that Sir William Macpherson was "naive"
to lend his name to this "disgraceful document".
Macphersons presumption that the murder was
racially motivated, his uncritical acceptance of Marxist
concepts and terminology, his intimidation
of experienced police witnesses and his belief that
only whites can be racist means that his Report is
fatally flawed. His final conclusion - that the Metropolitan
Police Force is "institutionally racist"
- has exacerbated racial tensions, demoralised the
police and opened the way for far-Left attacks on
all institutions. In effect, Dr Ellis says, "The
real target of the Macpherson Report is Britain itself".
Ellis continues: "Over the
last quarter of a century, the racial-industrial complex,
with its nasty, parasitic, semi-criminal fringe of
self-styled anti-fascists and anti-racists,
has emerged as a very serious threat to our freedom".
The experiences of dissidents in the former Soviet
Union are increasingly relevant in the West, where
certain subjects are avoided or discussed in an atmosphere
of fear and hypocrisy. Most obviously, those who differ
from the establishment line on race are todays
enemies of the people and face vilification
and even physical danger from anti-racist
During an election campaign in
which race has featured prominently - from the CREs
gagging order, Conservative MP John Townends
comments and the Oldham race riots to the slow hand-clapping
of Jack Straw by disenchanted police officers - Dr
Elliss booklet is a salutary reminder that this
emotive issue will not go away. The booklet has been
circulated widely within police ranks.
The Macpherson Report: Anti-racist
Hysteria and the Sovietization of the United Kingdom
is published by Right Now Press, publishers of Right
Now, an independent quarterly magazine of politics,
ideas and culture (www.right-now.org).
Right Now editor Derek Turner commented "We are delighted
to publish this brave broadside against the anti-racist
fanatics. Only full and free discussion on even this most
sensitive of topics will permit sensible policies to be
"A timely warning" Philosopher Michael Levin,
City University of New York "An original contribution
to what ought to be, but clearly is not, a public debate
about the whole race issue" Ray Honeyford, journalist
and author "Professor Ellis suggests the chilling possibility
that the fear, loathing and self-censorship involved in
contemporary race relations presents a clear and present
danger to our civil liberties, free speech and personal
safety" Professor J P Rushton, University of Western
Ontario, and author of Race, Evolution and Behavior
"Dr Ellis writes powerfully and with conviction"
Martin Mears, Past President of the Law Society
Dr Ellis is Lecturer in Russian at the University of Leeds.
He has been a professional soldier, serving in both the
Parachute Regiment and the SAS. He has also taught at the
University of Las Vegas. He has published articles on subjects
ranging from Soviet war literature, the Soviet media and
censorship to Marxism and defence. He has written two books
- Vasily Grossman: The Genesis and Evolution of a Russian
Heretic (1994) and From Glasnost to the Internet: Russia's
New Infosphere (1999).
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The Macpherson Report: 'Anti-racist' Hysteria and the Sovietization
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