In a previous post I highlighted Pascal Bruckner's attack on Ian Buruma and Timothy Garton Ash - he called them 'armchair philosophers', suggested that they were multicultural racists and were mean to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. They have both now responded, Buruma here and Garton Ash here... and I have to say I think they win. Funniest bit, from TGA's response: "Incidentally, I wonder how much time Pascal Bruckner has spent in the unhappy outskirts of his own city? Or does he merely deduce what he calls "the superiority of the French model" from first principles? It may not work in practice, but it works in theory, so that's alright."