...and I am persuaded. See here, and then ask yourself, what can be said in this man’s defense? I should add that I am persuadable to the contrary — I have never met Peretz, and I am no scholar of his oeuvre — but so far, following the debate, the ayes have it.
By the way, speaking of Coates, his memoir is fantastic. It’s a bit tough going, a little too lyrical, in the early going, but then it comes around and delivers big.