My co-blogger Dr. Gibson alerted me to the rudeness of my tone regarding Dr. Delacroix in a previous post. Dr. Gibson rightly admonished me for three things:
- Using the term “Dr. J” instead of the formal Dr. Delacroix
- My insinuation that anybody who disagrees with my observations is insane or irrational
- My accusation of demagoguery on Dr. Delacroix’s part
I am guilty of all three of course. I referred to Dr. Delacroix as Dr. J because it is a self-administered nickname he gave himself on his other blog, Facts Matter (it’s on the right-hand side under “links”), and he has not objected to me using it before. I took Dr. Gibson’s critiques in stride and have made the corrections. I apologize again.
On point number two I shouldn’t have discounted the arguments in favor of imperialism or interventionism so brusquely. I again apologize and have altered the text accordingly.
On point number three, though, I feel like I hit the nail on the head. Check out the following three posts by Dr. Delacroix and tell me if I went too far by labeling his arguments demagogic:
- Libertarian Military Isolationism: Forward All, With Eyes Tightly Shut
- Libertarian Pacifism vs Liberal Pacifism: What I Learned by Arguing with Libertarians
- Ron Paul Won’t Get My Vote
In these three posts Dr. Delacroix insinuates that all who disagree with him are anti-Semitic (knowingly or otherwise), immoral, and cowardly. What do you guys think?