The Very Public Woody Allen Debate Public

….You could accept that there should be public debate and still not take a side. And you could certainly have that debate and side with Woody (although that feels, in some circles, like a position that would induce social shunning). And I don’t even accept Berlatsky’s spoken inference, that if you refrain from debate, you’re furthering Allen’s cause. You might think that Dylan’s open letter forced Allen to publish his statement and that attention to his detailed arguments is undermining her already-well-known position, and this new debate further distances her from decisive victory….

Via “The Woody Allen Debate Belongs in the Public Sphere” @ Althouse.