March 21, 2002

BORKING KASS : Moralist of Science Ponders Its Power (NICHOLAS WADE, March 19, 2002, NY Times)

Dr. Kass in person is much warmer and more accommodating than the stern moralist of his writings. In a bare new office overlooking
Pennsylvania Avenue, amid aides fussing over how many fax machines to order, he talked recently of his past writings and future plans for the

"Much of my writing has been polemical," he said. "Sometimes I argue for things because they are the weaker side and haven't had their share of
attention. But once these things are on the table and one has responsibility for their discussion, the need for polemic disappears. I'm not
apologizing for what I've written before, but this is not a body that exists to ratify my previous writings."

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 21, 2002 11:22 AM
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