Several readers have asked my response to The Guardian's publishing a correction to Emma Brockes's interview with Noam Chomsky and removing that interview from their web site. Be assured that the matter has not escaped my attention, and I have views on it, which will be set out fairly shortly after certain inquiries have been made and relevant information assembled. At this stage, I merely refer to my earlier post on Chomsky's complaints, and specifically my judgement that Chomsky works not by denying Bosnian serb war crimes took place but by deflating their moral significance.
The central issue raised by The Guardian's apology is the statement: "Ms Brockes's misrepresentation of Prof Chomsky's views on Srebrenica stemmed from her misunderstanding of his support for Ms Johnstone. Neither Prof Chomsky nor Ms Johnstone have [sic] ever denied the fact of the massacre." I shall have more to say on this, but please note that there are directly relevant documents either referred to or linked to in my earlier post.