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Only contributing mid-March, I am surprised to see there have been no
rapid responses. This reflects how,in Bruggen's words, it has been a
correspondence going nowhere. He tells us, so lucidly, how unnecessary is
the prevailing polarisation - provided - a critical provision - we respect
the right of others to make their own moral decisions.