A Real, Live Bigot

A former leftist earns a place on the wild-eyed right

Last week, just when I was starting to be worried that, in my old age, I was "Tomming out" because of my qualms about affirmative action, I ran across a column by a prominent right-wing ideologue named David Horowitz on Salon.com and felt young and militant again. It reminded me that blatant bigotry is alive and well, even on one of the Internet's otherwise most humane and sophisticated websites. So many racists, so little time!

Like all good propaganda, Horowitz's piece, titled "Guns don't kill black people, other blacks do," started plausibly, with a critique of the N.A.A.C.P.'s lawsuit...

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