In a response to a different post on Pfeiffer’s “Beltway Buzz” blog, I noted my disapproval of his Beijing Review column (seventh item). He sent this response:
“I hear you on the Beijing Review. It's a conundrum for me. On one hand, it's not a good feeling writing for fascists. On the other hand, it was the first time they were seeking input from a western, conservative writer, so I hoped to do more good than damage. Needless to say, now that I'm with NR, won't be doing it again.”
Well, we all make mistakes (yours truly backed NTR and its precursor, MFN, with Communist China until 1998!). He also said he’d check out our humble piece of the blogosphere. What was that Bogart line about the beginning of a friendship?