Sunday, February 14, 2010
In defense of the indefensible
A reader wrote to say that he/she felt this article I wrote was "very judgmental".
You're right. It is an indefensibly judgmental collection of semi-autobiographical experiences, impressions, observations, and deeply felt opinions about the right of children to experience an innocent childhood. I inadvertantly erased your comment, wherever you are SEB (on the Upper East Side, no doubt), but I thank you for it. It afforded me the opportunity to analyze my opinions and my work to make sure I want to stand behind them. I do. Criticism is such a useful tool for self-examination.