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"wine columnist"? Jobjörn 20:59, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Jan Myrdal actually wrote a wine column for the magazine Vår bostad for some time (possibly a couple of years) in the 1990s. Clearly a minor activity of his. I've taken the liberty of editing out the 'wine'. --Anders Püschel 08:42, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

He kept writing the "Vår bostad"-column about wine at least until 2003, maybe even until 2004. Several of the columns were collected in the book "Myrdal Om Vin" (named after his coulmn.)I agree it was a minor activity of his and that calling him a "wine columnist" in general would give the wrong impression. Columnist is correct since he is also a political columnist in "Folket i Bild - Kulturfront". -L. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.248.164.54 (talk) 12:54, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

I take issue with the claim that Myrdal has argued "for the right of islamists in Sweden to make anti-Semitic statements". Where's the citation? True enough, when defending free speech, Myrdal has included even those whose speech approaches or is 'hate speech', but the wording here suggests that he has somehow argued that islamists in particular should be exempt from prosecution for this kind of speech. That is not the case, as far as I know. --Anders Püschel 08:42, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Nothing about his controversial support for the Khmer Rouge? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.150.249.171 (talk) 20:36, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

There's very little about any of his support for dictatorships. This is largely because of lack of reliable sources. You are welcome to find and add them. --OpenFuture (talk) 20:39, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Very different from the David Irving article[edit]

Reading this article and David Irving, the differences are striking. They should not be. Both Irving and Myrdal are mainly known for their genocide denial and their support of some of the most brutal regimes in history. Yet for Irving, this is (correctly) presented as the main theme in the article about him, his academic "accomplishments" are mentioned but very much take the back seat (as they should). Here, for Myrdal, it's the other way around. His genocide denial and political views take the back seat, while academic "accomplishments" are highlighted. Is their a reason Myrdal should be treated any differently than Irving?Jeppiz (talk) 10:36, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

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