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The Real Radicals

It is ironic to hear the Concerned Alumni of Princeton today in the Kultursmog described as “radical.” The organizations of the late 1960s and early 1970s that were described as radical were on the left and had the sympathies of liberals such as Senator Kennedy. What they did was more robust than anything the Concerned Alumni is accused of doing. They bombed buildings and robbed banks. In fact at Princeton they destroyed the ROTC Building, thus arousing the alarm of students such as Alito. Yet today his organization is being called radical in the media. And what are the left-wing bombers called, if they are remembered at all? Urban renewers?

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
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R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief ofThe American Spectator. He is the author of The Death of Liberalism, published by Thomas Nelson Inc. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Boy Clinton: The Political Biography; The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton; The Liberal Crack-Up; The Conservative Crack-Up; Public Nuisances; The Future that Doesn’t Work: Social Democracy’s Failure in Britain; Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; The Clinton Crack-Up; and After the Hangover: The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery. He makes frequent appearances on national television and is a nationally syndicated columnist, whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, National Review, Harper’s, Commentary, The (London) Spectator, Le Figaro (Paris), and elsewhere. He is also a contributing editor to the New York Sun.
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