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Here is another installment of my blogs of some of the letters that have been written to me in response to my Baltimore free speech libel saga. See here for background.What I like about you, Walter, is that you always tell it like you think it is. You always strive for the truth. I’m not saying I agree with everything you say, but when you argue a point, I believe you do so honestly and decently, and without prejudice.

The reason I mention this is because I’ve been reading the various correspondence between you and your fellow academicians regarding your speech at Loyola Maryland. What a bunch of intellectually dishonest children some of them are. I suspect deep down they know they haven’t got a leg to stand on. No wonder they’re afraid to debate you. They wouldn’t acknowledge the truth even if the evidence hit them square in the face. But how can they ever know the truth when what they believe is based not on rational investigation, but rather on emotion and prejudice? And they accuse you of prejudice! What irony!

Unfortunately, we live in the Age of Emotion and, as a result, too many people who should know better don’t want to seek the truth, either because they’re afraid of what they might find, or because they don’t want to rock the boat.

In such an age as ours, it takes courage to speak the truth, and to do so without regard for the consequences. Long may you continue to do so!

LD

12:29 am on January 17, 2009
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