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Anne Applebaum on Susan Estrich’s campaign

By now, you’ve probably heard about Susan Estrich’s efforts to force the Los Angeles Times to publish more op-eds written by women (chiefly herself). I’ve posted on this subject here and there’s more here. Anne Applebaum has reluctantly added her voice to the debate. The concluding paragraph:

In the paragraph I have remaining (this, girls, is truly the hardest thing about newspaper columns: making the idea fit the space) I’m not going to discuss the thorny question of whether some affirmative action policies do some good, of whether newspapers matter anymore anyway, or even return to the subject of Sinn Fein. Those are complex, gender-neutral issues, and I’ve now used up my allotted weekly slot on a "women’s issue" instead. Happy, Susan Estrich?

Enough said. Applebaum is rapidly becoming my favorite WaPo columnist.

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