Pierre Vidal-Naquet

Pierre Vidal-Naquet exposed the systematic use of torture by the French government in Algeria and went on to continue his activism both in supporting the worker-student events of May 1968 and subsequent human rights campaigns including the rights of prisoners and of Palestinians. As a professor of history, he was scholarship was first centered the Ancient Greek world. He also refuted the claims of Robert Faurisson, who denied the existence of the Nazi concentration camps.

French Jews for Palestinian Rights
Against the Current, No. 89, November/December 2000