The Man Behind Prop. 227

Meet Ron Unz, the tycoon who waged a campaign to all but outlaw bilingual education in California

No, Ron Unz says, it's not true that he owns only two suits. He owns one. The other wore out weeks ago. And the one left "is on its last legs," he says. "I've patched the pants a couple of times." But it is true that he eats mostly at Burger Kings and pizza joints. And, yes, he lives in a house with no wife, no kids, no dog and hardly any furniture. "It's pretty sloppy," he offers. But Unz, 37, does have a hobby: attempting to turn public policy upside down. Over the past eight months, the multimillionaire Silicon Valley...

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