Wednesday, December 30, 2015

In the news.

Didn't see this piece by Peter Haldeman (yes, that Haldeman clan) when it ran back in November. We spent the best part of an hour on the phone, and if I had to pick a single quote for him to use, I'm not at all sad that Peter (or his editors) settled on the one that made it into the Times piece. First time I've ever been quoted using the word detritus. (Because, of course, it's all about me, wink.) 

Google him; he's got a fascinating background, which is not surprising given who his dad was. Wrote a dark and haunting memoir of growing up Haldeman some time back.


Cosmic Connie said...

It's easy to believe, knowing what I now know about Scientology, that Werner was the target of Elron's "Fair Game" strategy. But it doesn't make Werner any kind of a hero in my book. And if that excerpt from his 1,000-page book is any indication, he's still spouting the same meaningless b.s. The selfish-help movement as it is today, particularly the LGAT sector, owes as much to Werner as it does to Elron, if not more.

But clearly he doesn't care about the downside of his legacy and as the article noted, he has weathered much worse criticism than what you leveled against him. He's comfortable and affluent and well traveled. "The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on." Or the scammer, as the case may be.

But let's never stop barking, anyway.

Steve Salerno said...

Woof. ;) Happy New Year ConCon.