The new edition of Madeleine Albright’s book makes the correction
A new edition of Albright’s book was on the bookshelf. The cover announces a new afterword by the author. But it also has a small, but very important change—in Bill Clinton’s foreword. It reads
It had originally appeared thus:
During my visit to India in 2000, some Hindu militants decided to vent their outrage by murdering thirty-eight Sikhs in cold blood. If I hadnâ€™t made the trip, the victims would probably still be alive.
It’s a retraction without being one (‘angry radicals’ indeed, like the ones who flew those planes into the World Trade Center perhaps). You’d expect no less from Clinton. It’s still a satisfying feeling, no?