Sunday, March 09, 2003

I got an e-mail from Chris Suellentrop, who asked me to post it on my blog:

"Your accusation is reprehensible and without merit. Your evidence is so weak that I'm not going to bother with rebutting it,
beyond these three points: 1) It's hardly unusual that two people would share similar conclusions when summarizing the content
of a book that both of the people have read; 2) There is no similarity between the language of the quotes you cite; 3) I have
never read the Amazon reviews of Pollack's book. All that I know about them is what you posted on your site.

I would appreciate it if you posted this in its entirety on your blog. I'm not going to be silent while someone assassinates my
character and my reputation.


Chris Suellentrop"

I do see similarity in the quotes in question, but I realize that this is a highly subjective matter, and I am perfectly willing to believe that said similarities were coincidental. It was never my intention to cause harm to Suellentrop's reputation, and I sincerely hope I have not done so. In addition, I will remove the title from the post in question.