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Tom Perkins' Letter & Civil Discourse
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by Erin Glanville, Menlo Park,
on Feb 5, 2014
Local venture capitalist Tom Perkins' letter to The Wall Street Journal two weeks ago, in which he compared the growing hostility towards the wealthy to the plight of Jews under fascist Nazi Germany, has generated a lot of controversy. I think he had a valid concern about attacking people personally for their economic status. Unfortunately, his choice of analogy is what made the headlines, and his ultimate message got lost in the ensuing noise.
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