Jewish World Review Jan 8, 2014/ 7 Shevat, 5774
In today's mail
By Paul Greenberg
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Dear Critic,
It was wholly a pleasure to hear from you, for I learn most from my critics. Your criticism, aimed at my comparing this administration's policy toward
"In at least three crucial senses," you write, "we are presently witnessing a willful blindness and folly of a very different order compared to
"First, unlike at
"Third, in the case of Nazi
Well said. Point by point. I'm indebted to you, sir, as I am to so many close readers and clear thinkers who do their best to educate me.
Dear Spoiling for a Fight,
It was wholly a pleasure to learn of your spirited disagreement with one of my columns. Do feel free to write a letter to the newspaper or website that carried it, too. So all can benefit by hearing your views.
As for your disappointment that I didn't send a personal response to your arguments, or explain them to you, I try not to engage in one-on-one debates with letter writers -- lest I get in the way of their unbridled opinions, which I hope they'll express publicly in a letter to the editor. Also, I'd like to think that I've already made the best case I could in my column, which I hope is self-explanatory, and doesn't require any further explication. Or, as
Dear Journalism Student,
It was wholly a pleasure to get your piece about homelessness, and to be asked to comment on it. I'm complimented. As for those suggestions you requested about how your essay might be improved, here are some:
Glad to help,
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