Peter NyikosMy departmental home page at the Univ. of South Carolina
I have long stood for the things the pledge is based on. In particular, I have publicly supported those who behave in the manner supported by the pledge, and corrected many who have published or posted inaccurate, misleading, or false statements. Two examples: (1) I sent corrections to the original English translator the great pro-truth work, The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn, of two footnotes in which he was relying on secondhand information about El Campesino and Bertrand Russell, by sending photocopies of statements each had written in books on the Soviet slave labor system and (2) I sent Peter Singer a correction of his ill-advised public statements in The New York Review of Books about the quality of life of Baby Jane Doe, using a photocopy of a column by Nat Hentoff in The Village Voice explaining how Baby Jane Doe was doing quite well. I also offered to debate Dr. Singer in private e-mail, an offer he respectfully declined.