"We cannot escape the overwhelming likelihood that Mr. Duke’s “memoir” is a forgery, like the Protocols of Zion before it. Unlike that despicable pamphlet, however, it at least bears no marks of plagiarism. If it is false, the falsehood is entirely original. What could have motivated its author (who, in contrast to his persona of Mr. Duke, might still be drawing breath even now) to write such a tale? While its narrative would appear to seal a gaping hole in the neo-Nazi version of events, it opens other holes in the process. At no point in the book does Mr. Duke object to the reality of the Holocaust, a view which has caused his publisher some discomfort. And, compared to other anti-Semitic texts, The Crèche-City of Tel Poriyut is not very effective at making Jews into an object of hatred. Perhaps an urge for mischief guided the author’s hand. If not, we can only assume that his goal was to redeem Lou Reed."