“What kind of person questions that a historical episode actually took place?”: Neil Langdon Inglis

Neil Langdon Inglis

Neil Langdon Inglis

In his essay “Remembering Robert Conquest”, to be published in Interlitq´s “English Writers 2” feature, Neil Langdon Inglis, U. S. General Editor of Interlitq, and a contributor to Issues 18, 19, 20 and 21 of Interlitq, and Interlitq´s “English Writers 1” feature, begins:

“What kind of person questions that a historical episode actually took place?  Some 15 years ago, I stumbled upon a public lecture by Apollo denialist Ralph René who argued that the lunar landings were trick photography and nothing else.  Afterwards, I pointed out to René that cosmonauts Leonov and co., and indeed the entire Soviet space fraternity, would have monitored the Apollo flights from Baikonur; furthermore, the Soviet regime would not have passed up the propaganda opportunity afforded by such an audacious deception. Not so, Rene replied: the Americans had bought Soviet silence with much-needed grain shipments.”

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