The book is no more than a diatribe

Stabroek News

November 20, 2003

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Dear Editor,

I refer to Mr. Henry Skerret's letter captioned "Dr. Gibson is not pro- PNC" (10.11.2003).

The main criticisms of Dr. Gibson's book have been the following: (a) That its research methodology is poor and the so-called facts on which her thesis is based are often non-existent. Accord-ingly her scholarship is extremely poor. (b) She bases her thesis on what she considers the Hindu religion in Guyana to be. She however shows a woeful ignorance of that religion in both its philosophical and practical manifestations. (c) She makes purely personalised and subjective statements which she believes would be accepted as factual. (d) That her book is no more than a diatribe of the genre of The protocols of the Elders of Zion and The Jewish Conspiracy, two books used by the Nazis and other anti-Semites in building a case to persecute the Jews.

There have been no critiques of Ms. Gibson's book which links it or her with the PNC. One or two persons have written that Ms. Gibson reflects the position of a small extreme racist and anarchist group and that is clearly not the PNC. So there was no need for Mr Skerret to make this point.

Yours faithfully,

W. Griffith