These were not "personal attacks." They sprang out of Hoagland's book, which he is here promoting, and his replies in this thread. If you read other threads here and RCH's replies to other criticisms, you will see that he himself engages in quick little shots at people. This thread could have been much worse, based solely on his commentary in this thread. But editing is always better than running off at the mouth--don't you think?
I hope his book sells well, I really do. Everyone should make up his/her own mind, and you know, it's a movement...(but, what happened to the movie roles he promised people who bought his other book, a few years ago--hey, just asking...)