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I am the original author of this entry, and I have been studying the former Yugoslavia for ten years, an issue where John Laughland knows nothing but the propaganda lies of the Serbs. I wish do-gooders didn't interfere with my work unless they have some real knowledge about the issue. François Guillaumat.

If you want to add information to Wikipedia, do so in a way that complies with NPOV. It is really irrelevant whether you have "been studying the former Yugoslavia for ten years" -- if your content isn't NPOV (and the current version of your edits is laughably far from NPOV), it doesn't belong on Wikipedia. Neilc 02:18, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

When dealing with propaganda lies, "neutrality" means deliberate distorsion of the truth. It is not the purpose of an encyclopedia, for which competence is also necessary. If you know nothing about the issues I am working on, and have nothing else to contribute than obliteration of my work, you show your disregard for both.

I repeat: I created this entry. Some have edited its polemical tone in a sensible way, even if they contributed no additional information. They did not erase it. I am willing to accept this, not pure vandalizing.

Well, the fact that you created the entry isn't relevant, the content of your proposed edits are. Regarding neutrality, the point here is that NPOV is official Wikipedia policy -- if you think it "means deliberate distorsion (sic) of the truth", that's neither here nor there -- it is Wikipedia policy. Anyway, I would really much rather discuss your edits with you in a productive manner. I see you've made at least one improvement: claiming he is a "conspiracy theorist" is pretty clearly POV. Anyway, I've got to run at the moment, but I'll make more constructive suggestions later today. Neilc 02:53, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Laughland is a right-wing madman. I laughed out lound at least twenty times when I read one chapter of 'The Death of Politics'. He is controversial in order to make a name for himself. He plays on his strengths as a lucid writer and comic in an attempt to mask his patent lack of sensible ideas. It is fun to read his crazed rants - try it! wildeep, revising for finals, 5/5/06


How is his name pronounced? It looks like laffland but I wonder if it's lockland or lochlike or lawland. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 09:17, 30 March 2012 (UTC).[reply]

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Academic and Sorbonne?[edit]

I find no evidence anywhere Laughland still has a position in any academia, so I removed the claim "academic". Even though I expect he was at sometime lecturer at one of the universities of Paris that were founded after the Sorbonne was disbanded, him being lecturing at the actual Sorbonne would imply he was university lecturer by the age of 7 (!!) as the Sorbonne was disbanded in 1970. Arnoutf (talk) 16:20, 21 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]