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Professor's views; Views of Wales.

SIR - Not content with his crass conclusion that it "would be very hard to find anybody in that period who doesn't succumb to casual anti-semitism", Richard Wyn Jones ("Early Plaid 'sympathies' for fascism rejected in new book", May 29) now turns his insightful historical analysis onto the Spanish Civil War on which Plaid, according to Professor Jones, held a "bog standard position".

A "bog standard position" on one of Europe's most tragic and conscience-driven conflicts? In the skewed musings of Professor Jones anti-semitism can be "casual", positions on civil wars may be "bog standard".

History is hopefully something that not only do we learn, but also learn from. The diminishing of the past through this kind of language adds little to any debate.

Christopher Reich Llandaff, Cardiff
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 3, 2014
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