The sad hysteria of the Southern Poverty Law Center

If everyone's a fascist, no one's a fascist

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With America's president casually stirring racial and other hatreds, it would be helpful for our civic good to have an organization that tracks with honesty and precision what rabble his rhetoric is rousing. The Southern Poverty Law Center, the nation's largest (and richest) watchdog of hate groups, has long sought to fill that role. Unfortunately, the SPLC is not up to the task. It is too busy enforcing liberal orthodoxy against its intellectual opponents.

For proof, look no further than how it has treated conservative feminist scholar Christina Hoff Sommers.

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