A historian of good reputation can loose all of his/her credibility if it becomes known that he/she even considers the possibility that OLB is true. Note that even Jensma, who wrote his thesis about OLB did not even investigate the possibility that it could be real. No academic 'of good name' will risk ending the same way as Ottema.
No, you suggested the OLB was being surpressed, and that means that the book is being hidden from the public, and not to be talked about. You even suggested this surpression had something to do with the 'unconscious fear' of the Dutch for disasters like floodings, or in short, "Let's not make them any more scared than they already are".
Allowing for critical and skeptical views on some manuscript or book is not the same as surpressing it.
Anyone reading this thread will make up his/her own mind: based on what all of us here posted they will either think it's a fabulation or that it's a true ancient account of Frisian/Fryan/European history.
Edited by Abramelin, 19 November 2010 - 02:40 PM.