Arkansas: A Monument to Himself

There may have been bigger and more successful bigots than Gerald L.K. Smith, but few have been so durable. During four decades as a rabble-rouser, he has made a career and a fortune out of preaching that only the far right is right — and that just about everything else is wrong. A onetime tub thumper for Huey Long, Smith says that the U.S. was meant to be "a white, Christian country," claimed in 1952 that Eisenhower was Jewish, and has called Hubert Humphrey "a creature of Jewish subsidy." Though his appeal today is only to a lunatic fringe,...