I will be honest. I do not enjoy the argument I have been having with the people who comment on this blog, and since none of us can do anything about what we have been arguing about [we agree on our goals and on all available practical steps to reach them] I am just going to stop posting comments on these matters. Lord knows, there is no shortage of such comments in the blogosphere, so my words will not be missed. I simply do not want to go on. It is hard enough to have to live with the reality to which I seem to have been condemned for much, if not all, of the rest of my life.
As Hannah Arendt remarked to me after my lecture on Mill, when I told her I was writing a book on Kant's ethics, "It is so much more pleasant to spend time with Kant."
Feel free to continue the argument in this comments section. I will faithfully read what you write, but I just will not join in.