I would like to address a few comments.
The goals of my essays had nothing to do with the destruction of VOA. "Ideas Are Bulletproof" was meant to be a study in essay writing. I chose the topic because I wanted to answer some serious ethical questions about anonymity that I had, and I hoped, at the time, that they would tie up some loose ends for you guys too.
I am disappointed that no one choose to comment on the actual content of my essay, but rather chose to personally attack me on the topic I chose to close with. In my last essay I questioned the impact of anonymous commenting, and was perturbed to see that no one had even brought up the subject in their comments.