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October 27, 2002
WILLIAM SJOSTROM takes on Professor Diana Abu Jabr, who seems to think that people aren't agreeing with her because they're afraid to speak out. Sjostrom suggests that perhaps it's just that not that many people agree with her.
(Blogger problems, link broken, scroll down, blah blah).
UPDATE: Hmm. Or maybe she just can't read them because they've adopted the mind-boggling new lefty approach to debate identified by Nick Denton.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Maybe there are just a lot more Grandpa Jones types out there than Professor Abu Jabr realizes. (And no, he's not the father of Mother Jones, though that would make a kind of sense, wouldn't it?)
Meanwhile Josh Chafetz says that Abu Jabr confuses epistemology and ontology. "Please don't confuse losing a debate with having your opinions silenced."