Re-Enter the Dragon

Unable to endure a soft leadership, the Ku Klux Klan splinters

Thom Robb is a reconstructed racist. He calls himself the national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, eschewing the hoary title of Imperial Wizard. Indeed, the lower ranks have been defanged as well. There are no more Grand Dragons, no more Great Titans. Gone too are the robes and hoods. "We don't hate blacks," declares Robb, who assumed the leadership in 1989. "We just love whites."

Robb's diminution of the Klan's charter has not gone down well. "Thom Robb is a poor example of a Klansman. He comes off as a young Republican, not as a racialist," says...

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