* Remind me to tell you about my escapades with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Patty Hearst, and the Symbionese Liberation Army.I know that story and it is every bit as childish as setting codebreakers loose on Pogo. As for the reporting of labor historian and liberal publicist Sean Wilentz in "5," no one who has read Eric Hoffer's "The True Believer" will raise an eyebrow at learning:
By this point, Greenwald had come to reside in a peculiar corner of the political forest, where the far left meets the far right, often but not always under the rubric of libertarianism. He held positions that appealed to either end of the political spectrum, attacking, for example, U.S. foreign policy as a bipartisan projection of empire. Like most of his writings, his critique of America abroad was congenial both to the isolationist paleo-Right and to post–New Left anti-imperialists. His social liberalism struck an individualist chord pleasing to right-wing libertarians as well as left-wing activists.It is all just too bad, in both senses of that ambiguous phrase.