As if being called obtuse wasn’t insolent enough, I was asked to write an article about the left & Syria which the editor accepted & rewrote in language completely foreign to me. I objected & edited the editor’s rewrite.

I got an email just now saying the edited rewritten “piece was not articulated as cogently as it needed to be in order to meet the magazine‚Äôs publication standards” but that I was welcome to submit other articles. Excuse me? What are the odds I’ll put myself through that again?