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From: "Nat Selleck" <[log in to unmask]>
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> >Mr. Selleck: Before you totally lose your cool, would
> >you kindly explain to whom on the List, and in what >way, I have done
> all those terrible things? Specifics,
> >please. And, pray tell, how did I, or could I, close
> >down a discussion of Charlie Chaplin, Communism, or
> >homosexuality? You've got your facts wrong, mister.
> My cool is intact, but I appreciate Mr. DN's concern. I also want to
> thank him for sending me back to the archives to check my facts.
> The archives do not lie, but apparently my rational memory is even
> worse than that of Hermann Karlovich. It was dead wrong on the
> reasons for the demise of the Chaplin/Communism and Pale Fire/
> homosexuality threads. It remembered DN as having been a party to
> their passing. This is not true. It and I (its owner) apologize both to
> DN and to the list for the false accusations.
> >If I've trodden on any personal toes, sorry.
> >But what "innocent" bibliography (see above)? And
> >what steep slope? and what homo (sapiens) have I
> The business about ad hominem attacks, name-calling, and bullying
> tone regarding Stacy Schiff and Melnikov still stands. I'll leave it to
> those on the list to evaluate the appropriateness of DN's comments
> on the bibliographic posting that started this thread. My response to it
> reflected my own judgment, although it has been softened a bit by
> additional information.
> Nat Selleck