Dominique Venner: Death of an Extremist

Dominique Venner, the right-wing historian who committed suicide before the altar of Notre Dame to protest gay marriage, had a long, deep involvement with the extreme right in France. Much like British Holocaust denier David Irving, Venner’s work as a military historian is tainted and overshadowed by his fervent ultra-nationalism and profoundly anti-minority views. As […]

Extreme Far-Right Historian Commits Suicide in Notre Dame

In an act of political protest, extreme far-right historian, Dominique Venner, committed suicide in front of the altar in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday. He left a letter explaining his motives on the altar and shot himself through the mouth while regular tours were taking place. Police quickly evacuated the cathedral, as an […]