Roger L. Simon

Blogosphere peace in our time

Let me apologize at the outset for the tired Neville Chamberlain reference because I mean it more seriously than that. I am in NY for a conference with some who others might consider my enemies, but I certainly don’t. Never have. An example of those supposed enemies is Peter Daou of the Daou Report, whom I met at the opening “speaker’s” cocktail party for the Personal Democracy Forum. On other occasions Peter and I have gone at it over the subject of the United Nations. Tomorrow we will be on the same panel together. So it goes in the blogosphere and so it should. Disagreement over ideas but not over personalities. I thought he was a pretty fine guy and was pleased to meet him. You can call that the Personal Democracy Forum. I’m all for it.