Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A strange apology.

Martin Peretz has apologised for one of the comments which I highlighted here, but it's a very strange apology.

He states:

The embarrassing sentence is: "I wonder whether I need honor these people and pretend they are worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment, which I have in my gut the sense that they will abuse." I wrote that, but I do not believe that. I do not think that any group or class of persons in the United States should be denied the protections of the First Amendment, not now, not ever.


So I apologize for my sentence, not least because it misrepresents me.
Which begs the question; if he really didn't believe in that sentence, why did he write it?

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