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Gregg Lundahl
From: New York City
E-mail: gregglund@aol.com
When we disempower women we disempower humanity. To say nothing of all the children who are being raised solely by their mothers.

Jack Holland demonstrated with us twice. He stood in front of the door to keep people from crossing the picket line. Thanks Jack! Silent decency with a pen. You left us too soon.

Warmest regards, Gregg Lundahl, Chapter Chair.
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Archie Roberts
From: Providence, RI
Website: http://www.thegestaltgroup.com
E-mail: aroberts@alum.mit.edu
A wonderful, touching tribute to a remarkable man. He is so deeply missed, by so many people, from so many places... Well done, you two.

And what better time for the world to receive the gift of his last book? With the political and social implications of misogyny on the global scene today, we're all needing a deeper understanding and critical analysis of it. No one else can bring to that task what Jack brought to it, with his historical perspective, keen intelligence, commanding grasp of political affairs, and unfailing instincts as a writer. I expect that the book will not only be a terrific read--as all his books are--but an important document as well. With any luck it will soon find its way into Ted Kennedy's and Hillary Clinton's hands. Maybe even Karl Rove's. Or the library in the house of Saud.
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Paul Boyd
From: Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
I'm hungry for "Contempt for three main reasons.

One reason is Jack's personality. When he visited my home with his wife Mary, my work colleague and friend, he was fresh and charming and full of insight, making our time together both informative and fun. A neighbor who met him that day kept asking me for years after, "What's Jack Holland doing now?" The final answer is "Contempt" and we need this book in order to be back in Jack's company.

Another reason is that Jack's thinking and writing are unfailingly interesting. His books that I've read -- notably "Too Long a Sacrifice" and "Druid Time" -- were compelling for their research, style and tone. When he gave a talk on Irish affairs near my home town, I had to go. You knew that he knew what he was talking about and writing about, whether the subject was the perennial Irish troubles or the Roman Empire, and that he would carry you along in fine fettle.

Finally, in the continuing struggle agaisnt oppression, we need to see clearly the roots and branches of this poisoinous weed in order to eliminate them. Misogyny is the most invasive and pervasive of these weeds and comes from an ingrained ignorance surpassing even that of racism. Given the universal persistence of misogyny, I can see "Contempt" being translated into many languages and being required reading in many countries.
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Lucas Bernard
From: New York, NY, USA
E-mail: lucas.bernard@verizon.net
Interesting site, but I am waiting for the book Contempt: A Brief History of Misogyny to be published. I know several people who a very interested in Holland's views on this topic.
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Emily Herrick
From: West Nyack, NY
E-mail: emhk@optonline.net
Mary and Jenny,

As the 1st anniversary of Jack's death approaches, I truly hope that your (and his) dream of having his book published is realized. This website is a wonderful tribute to Jack.

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Jeffrey Kutler
From: Nyack
E-mail: jkutler@optonline.net
Well done! I can't wait to get my copy of Contempt! Have faith .... As I think Jack would say, "It is just a matter of time before a publisher will see the error of their ways."

Love you both!
Added: April 12, 2005      Delete this entry
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Margaret Fernandez
From: Marycrest
E-mail: queenmidas@yahoo.com
I am a childhood friend of Mary's. Growing with her has been a life long fascination. To know Mary is to know Jack and Jen. Jack was not only a writer, he was a lover. Mary and Jen are the living proof of that. Your website does him great justice. I hope his book finds a publisher. It certainly appears to be an important work. I would think any publisher would do well to publish Jack's book.
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larry kirwan
From: New York City
Website: http://www.black47.com
E-mail: blk47@aol.com
Back in the 70's we got most of our information about the situation in the North of Ireland from the Irish Echo. It came in the form of headlines and bald declarations of the facts. Then one week, Jack Holland added his column; it was an eye-opener because we now got to see behind the statistics, learned the stories of the main actors and understood better the tragedy that was unfolding. We didn't always agree with his analysis but we knew it was delivered clear-eyed and with complete honesty. I miss Jack for many reasons, but I miss him for that more than anything. Thanks for the pictures of Belfast. They evoke a time and place more than words will ever do.
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E-mail: philipanjau@hotmail.com


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Liz and Kjeld Hansen
From: Denmark
E-mail: kjeldhans@wanadoo.dk
Dearest Jen and Mary, Such a beautiful and touching web site. Thank you for it. I,m so looking forward to Contempt getting published. How else will I ever get to read it. We love you dearly. Liz + Kjeld
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