Invisible help seen
S. Eudora Smith's May 23 article, “The Invisible Help: Why Arnold and DSK Thought They Could Get Away With It,” is now forgotten by most readers. Likewise, Katha Pollitt’s “France We Are So Over You,” and many of the other pile-on diatribes published in The Nation. However, in light of new evidence regarding the DSK affair, they need to be exhumed and examined by Nation subscribers for the agenda-driven hypocrisy and divisive slander they contain. I would submit that the writings of these so-called radical feminists, of which Pollitt and Smith are members in good standing, should be more closely scrutinized by Nation editors for misleading and inflammatory rhetoric before agreeing to publication. Is it really helpful to the progressive cause that self-styled spokespersons for half of humanity lash out at the other half with choleric and poorly reasoned attacks? Certainly such harangues are not of the caliber and intellectual heft of other contributors.
Jul 5 2011 - 8:45pm