He tweets obsessively about the 'obscure' reviewer and when the reviewers’ work is cited or praised by someone with a high profile on Twitter, he intervenes to warn them off with claims that the reviewer is a ‘fake’, a ’fraud’, a ‘crank’ and a ‘genocide denier‘.
In subsequent blog posts that month Kamm made further allegations against me which I responded to on my own blog. I had said that the source for one of my claims in the review was The Institute of Strategic Studies Organisation. I had meant The International Strategic Studies Association. Kamm attempted to build this up into a heinous offence, writing that ‘a reasonable person might readily take this as a reference to the well known International Institute of Strategic Studies’. I think ‘a reasonable person’ would think Kamm was making a mountain out of a molehill in a deliberate attempt to discredit the reviewer of his book.
From: George Courtenay [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 21 February 2006 12:33
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Subject: Neil Clark sources
Kamm works tirelessly to make sure that positive mentions of his ‘enemies’ by people of high profile on Twitter are corrected. Here is he is intervening when I was cited by Mehdi Hasan, who has over 230K twitter followers.
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