Alice Walker Under Fire for Endorsing Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theorist

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker has come under fire for a New York Times interview in which she endorsed a book by David Icke, the prominent conspiracy theorist, who has been accused of anti-Semitism.

Many critics called Icke’s book, “And the Truth Shall Set You Free,” anti-Semitic, their reason being its Holocaust revisionism, plus the title has been borrowed by followers of QAnon, a pro-Trump conspiracy movement.

But Alice Walker, in her New York Times interview published in print on Sunday, calls Icke’s book a “curious person’s dream come true.” She said that the 1995 book was among those resting on her nightstand. “In Icke’s books there is the whole of existence, on this planet and several others, to think about,” she said.

She had also previously declared in a poem last year, that the evils of the Talmud could be discovered by watching YouTube videos. This, coupled with her endorsement of Icke, stirred the internet.

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