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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-05 06:24 PM
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68. newfield, hentoff ...
At least Newfield doesn't seem to have been a vicious anti-choice misogynist ...

Hentoff and the second amendment ... well, he hangs out with / is touted by the right <sic> crowd:

Cripes. People like that really pass as "progressive" in the US, right? ("Liberal", that I can understand, and it's probably exactly what I'd call him and what the late lamented Phil Ochs would have called him.)

Anyhow, I find this:

With this new scholarly consensus has also come a renewed recognition, at times reluctant, that the Second Amendment must be taken into account in the gun control debate. It has not been uncommon in recent years for writers, even those who have supported far-reaching gun control measures, to reluctantly acknowledge the validity of the individual rights position.<66>

<66> See, e.g., Michael Kinsley, Slicing Up the Second Amendment, Wash. Post, Feb. 8, 1990, at A25; George Will, Oh That Annoying Second Amendment, Phila. Inq., Mar. 22, 1991; Nat Hentoff, A Second Look at the Second Amendment, Wash. Post, Mar. 9, 1996, at A21.

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