September 29, 2009
ON ROMAN POLANSKI, Ann Althouse challenges Bernard-Henri Lévy:
Bernard-Henri Lévy, you present yourself as a philosopher. I would like to honor philosophy. Back up your petition with a philosophical argument that we can understand and critique.
Won’t happen, because the real argument is that as one of the creative elite, Polanski is supposed to enjoy a sort of droit de seigneur — but if you come right out and say that, the peasants will get angry.
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