LIPSTADT misses the point. A historian's "stock in trade"
is the secret material that he has acquired in a lifetime of
research and hard field work.
From the applications made by Lipstadt and
her lawyers it was plain they wanted to gain access to these
secret files, which had nothing to do with the trial: e.g.
the secret Goebbels Diaries which I had exclusively obtained
from the Moscow archives, and other source materials
collected for my Churchill and Himmler biographies. I
objected, and Master Trench at once saw my point. Lipstadt
evidently still does not.
Were these items to be "mentioned in
court" (the qualifying criterion) they would come
instantly into the public domain.