Leon, it may be time you apologized

Judeosphere articulates 3 of my worries:

Wieseltier’s article has backfired on three levels: [1] By generating sympathy for Sullivan, he has effectively absolved him of his misguided rants against Israel [2] He has undoubtedly emboldened Sullivan to be even more vitriolic (with a dash of paranoia, since Sullivan will now openly count himself among that self-described community that “boldly speaks out against Israel”) and [3] He has helped endow Sullivan with immunity from future criticisms, which will be hastily dismissed as “Wieseltier-type smears.”

For whatever it’s worth, I plan to continue my series of posts, “The Odd Rants of Andrew Sullivan”—which, I assume, will become increasingly odder.

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