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Adam Moss Runs 12-Year-Late AIDS Correction On Andrew Sullivan

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Moss Last summer, professional blogger and Barack Obama enthusiast Andrew Sullivan defended his 1996 front-page New York Times magazine essay, "The End of AIDS." He wrote: "I was flayed alive for saying the obvious: that this was a huge deal, an end to AIDS-as-plague. And yet, 10 years on, everything in it was right." He was not actually "flayed" nor did time actually prove that everything he had said was right. He also proposed a celebratory holiday, on which we all observe "the year we turned the corner, to commemorate the lost generations, to recall the awful price paid for the era of total liberation." Never mind that that last clause is straight out of a conservative pastor's speech. Today, his old editor from the NYT mag, Adam Moss, now the editor of New York, issues a corrective to his support of Sullivan's ideas.

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