The Future of the Berkman Center

Blog for Terry

Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 14:28:04 -0400
From: William Fisher
To: Charles Nesson
Cc:  zittrain at,  jpalfrey at
Subject: Re: morning blog – The Future of the Berkman Center

It’s OK with me if you want to post the recording. It’s honest, accurate, painful. I have no confidentiality concerns with it. I share your hope that the end of the buttonhole is near, that we can restore friendship and trust. Indeed, despite our continueed disagreement on many fronts, I felt/feel that a reconciliation process has begun. The initiative to convert the Berkman Center to a university-wide center could be the occassion to continue the reconciliation — or not — depending on how we play it. But after the long talk last night, I’m hopeful.

The only question I have concerning the recording is whether you yourself want to post it. It’s painful, confessional, implicitly accusatory (suggesting that I failed to appreciate the real substance of your talk in Singapore). That’s the sort of thing I would want to keep private. But we are very different people in this regard. So my own sense of what I would do if I were in your shoes probably has little relevance.


Charles Nesson wrote:

I’d like to post this but hesitate. If you have objection to all or any part I will edit accordingly. (5 min.)

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