In regard to the appropriateness of the introversion-extroversion posts, Joe Maurone stated on 7-12-05:
Joe was right. Particularly in view of the potential value of the insights offered, it would have been better to have placed further commentary on this matter on a new thread, where those most interested would be sure to see it.
I just realized that this thread is about Valiant, so I will stop hijacking, sorry...
As for wasting energy on the subject of this book, I indicated in my review that it acquired significance from the fact that ARI and Peikoff gave it their imprimatur. Valliant may be a speck, but this implicit sanction made his book something that had to be addressed, both from the perspective of defending the values (i.e., the Brandens) under attack and derailing the potential damage resulting from the stupidity of those at the helm of the “official” wing of the Objectivist movement.
Not to beat a dead horse, but I will repeat once again that I also consider it a mistake to discuss this topic without indicating, however discretely, that the book is morally reprehensible, thereby withdrawing, at the outset, any potential sanction that might be implied by referencing it.