If I were interested in apologists and hesitant stands on ambiguous issues, I'd have plenty of heroes to admire, right here in the United States. Being an academic, I could seek out other academics to idolize and/or admire, there are so many courageous examples, although I can't think of one right now. Some of you might shout, "Hey, what about Noam Chomsky?" I'd just say, been there done that, and found the esteemed professor "sympathetic" to Ernst Zundel's plight, "outrageous," he even exclaimed, but in the end, he felt that it wouldn't be in anyone's best interests, if he were to speak out too vocally on Ernst's behalf. Academic cowardice?