Roland Watson’s letter provides us with a compelling insight into the way political discourse in America has in recent years descended into mutual loathing, even hatred, between many Republican and Democrat politicians and supporters.
Mr Watson adds to this sad state of affairs by making the intemperate and, indeed, false accusation that Judge Kavanaugh is a “sex criminal”. I have no particular interest in American politics, or in the controversy surrounding Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment to the US Supreme Court. I also have no idea whether Kavanaugh actually carried out the sex attack of which he has been accused, and nor, of course, does Mr Watson.
The rest of us around the world can only look on in dismay as our American friends, like Mr Watson, lose their sense of proportion and restraint. We see evidence of it every day on both CNN and Fox, and it is not a pretty sight.