In the public intellectual department, gray eminences are pretty few and far between these days, but two of them, Martin Marty and Martin Peretz have weighed in on the Obama/Wright affair, both in the cause of the defense. In the Chronicle of Higher Education, Marty paints a sympathetic portrait of Wright, his former student at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Peretz, from his New Republic home, brings his own shul-going experience to bear on the Obama-Wright relationship. Amidst all the hollering, I haven’t seen any brief for the prosecution of similar thoughtfulness and gravitas. Does such exist?