It is astonishing to read that self-professed America-lover Walter Kirn ’83 refuses to pass judgment on the Jan. 6 assault on American democracy. He claims instead that he’s “not in the business of moralizing.” One wonders what it would take for him to awaken to the moral dimension of public life. Another Kristallnacht, perhaps? How about the slaughter of Ukrainian civilians? One also wonders whether he is just saying this for the benefit of his Fox audience. In either case, a character so lacking in moral seriousness hardly deserves such a prominent voice in the Princeton Alumni Weekly.
In Response to: Lost in the Democracy