RON BAKER REPLIESJohn Maynard Keynes was once asked why he changed his mind on a particular topic, and he replied: "When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?"

Apparently, in her letter to the editor in the Oct. 24-Nov. 6, 2005, Accounting Today (page 6), Cynthia Page, when confronted with facts she feels are offensive, doesn't change her mind, but instead engages in ad hominem attacks. Calling me a "racist" and a "bigot" for simply reporting an irrefutable historical reality is not only an appallingly illiterate usage of those words, it's also much easier than actually refuting the facts in my article.

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