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  •  Not blaming the victim. (0+ / 0-)

    Quite the opposite. I'm trying to grant Aaron the agency that he had, rather than making him merely a victim in the service of a political narrative.

    He was an activist and a crusader with significant intellectual gifts. He took on a big opponents. At the same time, as befits a complex individual, he was also vulnerable, and he wrote about that vulnerability – physically, psychologically, temperamentally – rather obsessively.

    I feel like some of the people talking about him now really didn't read his writing much.

    'Fie upon the Congress' - Sen Bob Byrd

    by Maxwell on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:46:26 AM PST

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