Public school custodian and member of SEIU Local 517M Owosso, Michigan
Marc Cooper, channeling charity hucksters like Sally Struthers, is trying to shame us with the old socialist lie that “Just pennies a day could save these wretched folks.” So it’s just the price of a Dodger dog this month, is it? And what is it next month, Marc? Just another 50 cents a gallon at the pump and, what the heck, a few more one-time-only $3,500 fees for the privilege of buying certain cars? Or daring to own a starter home, or build a small business, or have any other modest success? How much will be enough, Marc?
Many thanks to David Ehrenstein for getting, saving and now revealing the goods on Joseph Epstein [“Sexual Snobbery,” August 30–September 5]. When a hit-and-run author such as Epstein and his claque have so consistently published homophobic sneers and then tried to cover them up, there’s nothing wrong with turning a book review into an exposé in order to correct the historical record. On the contrary, there’s everything right about such a departure from journalistic conventions. Bravo to Ehrenstein for not forgetting, and not letting us forget.