While an apology is an important and appreciated first step, what is actually done will be the true test of sincerity. In my experience, willingness to apologize is not a reliable indicator of a corresponding willingness to absorb the impacts of a true remediation. 

> On Dec 8, 2014, at 9:06 PM, Kit Barry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Mark Twain Forum,
> In this day of the Lost Apology, with people not taking open =
> responsibility for their=20
> mistakes, and acknowledging they have inconvenienced or hurt another =
> person,
> I think the apology given by the Library of Congress is full, =
> comprehensive, and=20
> sincere. It does not have the hollow corporate ring of saying the words =
> with no
> body to them.=20
> I believe the Library of Congress apology, and thank it for its example =
> to us=20
> in not dodging responsibility.
> Kit Barry
> The Ephemera Archive for American Studies=