A Guide To Surviving Smears

Stephen Walt offers some advice. On many issues in my entire career, I have lived on the third rail: gay conservatism, gay Catholicism, the end of the plague, race and IQ, torture and morality, testosterone and gender, sex and HIV, and now challenging the policies of the Israeli government in Washington. I agree with Walt on this point particularly:

The More Compelling Your Arguments Are, The Nastier the Attacks Will Be

Which brings me to an email I received half an hour ago, with the cheering subject title: "Keep up the good work, Andrew!" As I opened it - I'm not new at this and sensed what was coming - I found the real message within:

Please hurry up and die of AIDS.