Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Historically minded readers will recall Becket refused to allow priests to be tried in normal courts, or be subject to normal laws.
We testify to the grace, the keen wit, and the intellectual commitment of Professor Ronell and ask that she be accorded the dignity rightly deserved by someone of her international standing and reputation.More.
Some are now backtracking, and citing in their defense we didn’t know all the facts. Oddly enough, that's the point Becket would have cited too: he didn’t need to know the facts, the priests deserved exemption. It's the the point I would cite too, since it’s a straightforward demand for special treatment. The facts aren’t what’s important here.