This short debate suddenly came on TV today while I was at some Chinese restaurant on the east side of the Sumida River. The volume was turned way down, so I had the weird experience of trying to make out what they were saying in the Japanese overdub, while making up for what I couldn't hear by reading the subtitles in Chinese. Assuming there were no faults either with the translation or in my apprehension, I must say that I was very impressed with Mearsheimer, both for his amazing courage in addressing this taboo issue and for his rational, dispassionate manner of argument.
Needless to say, Foxman, whose arguments are entirely irrelevant to the discussion, is no match for Mearsheimer. I applaud PBS for having Mearsheimer on, and I hope the other networks take notice. (Parts 2 and 3 are here.)
Friday, August 10, 2007
Just in from Grady Glenn: