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In my anti-anti-SUV article, I may have misrepresented one thing Gregg Easterbrook wrote. When I stated that: “Easterbrook finds the typical SUV owner is ‘insecure and vain,’ ‘frequently nervous about their marriages and uncomfortable about parenthood,’” I should have made clear that Easterbrook was quoting from Keith Bradsher’s characterization of auto industry marketing research. Easterbrook does go on, however, to write “There are lots of self-centered and self-absorbed people with little interest in their neighbors. Somebody finally made a class of vehicles designed to bring out the worst in them.” Therefore, while I may have improperly attributed the quotes, I do not believe I misrepresented Easterbrook’s views on the matter.



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