Thursday, May 16, 2002
I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with Eugene Volokh in his endorsement of an attack on Ann Coulter for her piece on reporting about the Second Amendment. And its with great respect, as Prof. Volokh has contributed some of the finest pro-Second Amendment commentary and legal scholarship; however, those of us who merely advocate for an individual rights interpretation of the Second Amendment have been labeled invariably as kooks and extremists in the media. At worst, Ann Coulter is living up to her reputation for colorful rhetoric. While Prof. Volokh may have a point that the rhetoric is unproductive, there is a certain satisfaction is seeing the return volley.
The person that Ann Coulter was working up to discussing with that swipe was Jack Rakove. It is disturbing - as she mentioned - to find an article by him published this year citing approvingly to Bellesiles' fraudulent work. While respectfully conceding Eugene Volokh's courteous comments, I find the toilet perhaps the correct description.
Robin 4:23 PM