Who better to deconstruct the art of the apology than an advice columnist?
Amy Dickinson spoke on this topic today on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. The piece was inspired by Ginni Thomas’ recent attempt, via voicemail, to elicit an apology from Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991. The show then spins off into emails and phone calls from listeners. Listen or read a transcript here.
The lesson? In short, demanding apologies doesn’t work.
I must say–Amy’s been on NPR for years, but I’ve never heard her before…I like her voice–it’s very calm, but firm.