From Ramparts to Reagan

From Ramparts to Reagan

In mid-March the Washington Post Magazine featured an article by Peter Collier and David Horowitz, best known nowadays for their encomium to Camelot, a bestseller called The Kennedys: An American Drama, wherein they lovingly explore every weakness of that villainous family. An eon ago, that is in the ’60s, meaning the ’60s at their worst, these men were editors of Ramparts, a learned journal that purveyed snippets of Marxist-Leninist-Maoist-Fidelist Thought. But like Yippies who turned into Yuppies, these red-hot revolutionaries of yester- year now support Ronald Reagan.

They tell us why “Two Influential Radicals from the ’60s Voted for Reagan.” Quite a swing. And not uncommon. We’ve been reading extensive analyses of such acrobatics. But this explanation comes from the horses’ mouths.


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