Princeton University provides $300,000 in funding for right-wing historian and propagandist, Jörg Baberowski
10 April 2019
Jörg Baberowski, the extreme right-wing historian and chairman of the Department of East European Studies at Berlin’s Humboldt University, was invited by Princeton University in March to participate in a closed conference-seminar on the subject of “Dictatorships in Transition.” Baberowski’s attendance at the event follows his receipt of an award by Princeton of $300,000 for a research project, titled “From Totalitarian to Authoritarian Rule. Comparing Dictatorships in Transition.” Sharing the award with Baberowski is his partner in this project, Professor Deborah Kaple of Princeton’s Department of Sociology.
No information on the subject of the conference-seminar has been posted on the web site of Princeton University. However, the Facebook page of Humboldt’s Department of East European Studies posted photos taken during the conference. It also posted photos of Baberowski and his Humboldt University colleague, Fabian Thunemann, standing in front of Trump Tower in New York City.
Baberowski is a vociferous defender of the pro-Nazi apologetics of Germany’s most notorious revisionist historian, the late Ernst Nolte. Nevertheless, he enjoys significant support within the highest levels of the American academic community. It is not surprising that Baberowski has been supported by the Hoover Institution, the ideological center of anti-Marxist projects located at Stanford University. But the 2016 publication by Yale University Press of Baberowski’s Scorched Earth, a…