HOT BLAST: Hey, remember this guy?
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Bill Ayers, the former 1960s radical whose relationship with Barack Obama became a national story during the 2008 presidential campaign, has written a new book.

Slate's David Weigel writes about the book, which is titled Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident:

To hear Ayers tell it, since 2001 he’s been victimized and pilloried and misunderstand by a succession of idiots.



Weigel shares this observation:

Before Andrew Breitbart, Tucker Carlson, and other right-wingers showed up for dinner at his house (a charity auction had gone spectacularly wrong, or maybe spectacularly right), Ayers recites some Rilke poetry to himself:

Let everything happen to you

beauty and terror

just keep going

no feeling is final

Come on, how often do you get to meet an author this devoid of irony?

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