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With your head above the parapet, you're Vogelfrei.,
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This review is from: Michel Thomas: The Test of Courage (Paperback)
Michel Thomas has proved himself in war, and his language courses do what is claimed of them. From my experience of learning French and German from the audio courses, the free-market availability of the audio courses has motivated institutions such as the Open University to introduce elements which would have been part of their more advanced courses, into their level 1 courses. So Michel has caused academia to change its ways.
As for the Los Angeles Times article by Mr. Rivenberg, my sense about this, is that Michel became 'fair game' for those with a vested interest in the $350-billion education industry who utilised the delicate subject of the Holocaust, to besmirch Michel's reputation. When this happens, there is the judicial route, which is fraught with risk, even if a judgement would have been in Michel's favour. Which leaves--if one has the courage to allude to it--the Richard Pryor riposte: Who're you gonna' believe, me or your lyin' eyes?.
Thus, it would probably have been better to ignore the The Los Angeles Times article, in the same way as the belligerent group of Afro-American students, so that the truth would ultimately prevail.
Useful further reading is: College Is For Suckers: The FIRST College Guide You Should Read and No Sucker Left Behind: Avoiding the Great College Rip-Off.