Has Richard Dawkins lost the Mandate of Heaven?

The Guardian makes intemperate remarks about Professor Richard Dawkins — and even uses “sloppy and demotic” language in the process:

This is not a call for political correctness, of course; like anyone else who enters the public arena, Professor Dawkins has no right to be protected from offensive remarks. Nevertheless, he is owed a certain minimal politeness, which the author of the article, or at least of the title of the article (not necessarily the same person, of course), has not paid him.

Dalrymple at the Salisbury Review

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