(New York Times) Harvard University Press has issued a statement defending its publication of a book on the relationship between Hollywood studios and the Nazi regime, following a long critique from the New Yorker film critic David Denby charging the author, Ben Urwand, with “omissions and blunders” and suggesting that something “broke down” in the press’s system of scholarly review.

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Mr. Urwand’s book, “The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler,” which argues that studio bosses censored their movies at the request of Nazi officials, has generated intense response since its contents were reported this summer, including criticisms from film historians, relatives of Louis B. Mayer and other moguls discussed in the book, and even the director Quentin Tarantino.

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