He takes offense at my earlier post.

I meant to poke fun, not to dismiss Chinn as ranter or an ideologue. What I am poking fun at is the habit that people on the left have of calling themselves and their colleagues “non-ideological” while referring to anyone on the right as a ranting ideologue. I find that a very irritating, smug way to approach things.

I absolutely do not wish to emulate that irritating smugness. My utmost apologies to Chinn, because I do not wish to dismiss his opinions with name-calling.