Comment: It matters a great deal to this particular writer

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It matters a great deal to this particular writer

What a person is may not matter to speaking the truth. But it may matter a great deal when someone is lying as to why they are lying.

Everything this writer makes up or smears about is reflected in exactly those things. Each slander last year, for instance, was either homosexual baiting, Jewish racist baiting, anti-American baiting, or based on his communist views. So, yes, a writer's background may reflect quite a bit about how to decode his writing, particularly his motives if he is making up stuff.

Looking at a writer's background should be a necessary stop for any good critique of writing, particularly if it's fiction.

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