Roman Polanski: My Mailbox

It’s instructive, and a little frightening, to be reminded how judgmental Americans can be. My defense of Roman Polanski has touched off a lot of angry emails. People are quick to call him a “monster” and a “pervert” and “someone who should be thrown in jail and have the key thrown away.” Frankly, I’m not that interested in the legal aspects of the case; I’ll leave that to the lawyers. I’m swayed by the fact that Polanski’s victim forgave him long ago — a fact that is getting lost in all the moral huffing and puffing.

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