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October 10, 2019

To Rich Lowry’s National Review column last week, I respond, “You bullied well.” Lowry wrested the message from the messenger and twisted it into the voice of his political opponents. Not a new trick, but despicable, nonetheless. His victim was Greta Thunberg.

Last year in August, at 15, Thunberg started skipping school Fridays to sit on cold cobblestones outside the Swedish parliament inside the Arctic Circle. A lone waif with sad, downcast eyes, she hunkered beside her hand-lettered sign: “Skolstrejk for Klimatet” – School strike for the Climate.

Lowry first attacks Thunberg a...

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