Over the decades, a great many people found reasons to dislike the syndicated political columnist Joseph Alsop (1910–1989). Beginning in the 1930s as a cautiously pro-FDR New Dealer, he had moved rightward by the time of the Vietnam War to become a noisily uncritical militarist. An unabashed elite snob, proud of his own political influence, he was also a firmly closeted homosexual, who never let his same-sex preference steer him toward solidarity with gays or any other oppressed group. He stands as an immaculate example of how anti-Stalinist moderates, scrambling to shake loose any taint of Communism after World War II, morphed into the neocons who fathered... More >>>