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An open letter to Lance Armstrong

Updated: May 23, 2011, 5:50 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Mr. Armstrong,

I had a whole long thing worked out. Complicated. Nuanced. An arrow across time, it invoked Aquinas and Calvin and faith versus works, Christian scripture and Aristotle and Gandhi. It called down the ghosts of Morgan, Carnegie and Rockefeller and invoked the absolute morality of American ethicists from Ralph Waldo Emerson to P.T. Barnum. I threw it away.

Maybe this can save us instead. Maybe this can save us all:

Confess.

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