That said, I have come to believe that the more committed one is to leftism, the more likely one is to become meaner.
Most blacks want school vouchers, but most liberals vehemently oppose them. Why? Because what is good for teachers' unions is of more importance to the Left than what is good for blacks. Who, then, is racist? By their own admission, and by the policies they pursue, the answer is the people who call themselves progressive.
Therefore the vast majority of the people who affirm leftist beliefs think of their views as the only way to properly think about life.
In a lifetime of observing and participating in political debate, I have seen a lot of meanness.
Alfred A. Knopf
Francis W. Newman