I don't agree with the argument you are attempting to make in regard to education. You're statement on Irving is derailed by you're politics here I would suggest. I do agree with this point. This is why Irving perspective failed. For a perspective to be historical it requires historians to reach a consensus. A consensus was reached in regard to Irving, what he was doing had no historical credibility whatsoever. Irving wanted a public platform on which he could strut his brand of nonsense and sell it on the basis that he was a credible historian. History denied him that platform as his work had no historical credibility.