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Friday, February 10, 2006

Colbert I. King made good points in his Feb. 4 op-ed about Fred Malek's actions in President Richard Nixon's administration more than 30 years ago. People can and do change, he quoted D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams as saying. And he said he believed that people deserve second chances.

I know that to be true of Mr. Malek, who is a friend and a board member of the Aspen Institute. He was neither the greatest saint nor the worst sinner in the Nixon era, and he has built on the lessons he learned to become a dedicated worker for civility, decency and tolerance.

WALTER ISAACSON

President and Chief Executive

The Aspen Institute

Washington


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