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Friday, October 21, 2005

ON LEAVING THE LEFT: In response to my essay Leaving the Left last spring I got more than a few emails from readers along these lines: "I've never been part of the left nor a liberal by any stretch, so it's hard to figure out the attraction of that ideology but I'm glad you got out." Well, what's it like to have identified with the aspirations of the liberal left and then to have second thoughts? Recently Front Page Magazine convened a symposium to explore precisely that question. Participants: Paul Kamolnick, Tammy Bruce, Phyllis Chesler, John Bradley, Michael Lopez-Calderon, and myself. It's a long piece but well worth the time. Hint: More than a few disagreements here.