PLAYING WITH FIRE

THE TORCHING OF BLACK CHURCHES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH PUNCTUATES THE UGLY RHETORIC OF THE BUCHANAN CAMPAIGN

PITCHFORK PAT BUCHANAN AND HIS DEVOTEES CLAIM WHITE RACISM IS NO longer a problem. He should visit the Black Belt of Alabama, where African-American churches are being torched, a black judge's home has been shotgunned, and people generally feel under siege. From this vantage, it might not seem so wise to keep waving the Confederate flag and pretending there is no difference between singing Dixie and We Shall Overcome.

In fact, all the conservative Republicans, from Newt Gingrich to Pete Wilson, who have sought political advantage by exploiting white resentment should come and stand in the charred ruins of the New...

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