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Amiri Baraka represented the worst of today's Left

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In one of what were probably several obituaries written about poet, playwright, essayist and activist Amiri Baraka after his death, one reporter told how he preferred to be remembered: “Well, I guess as a poet and a political activist. The poetry is at the base of it.” Sorry, Mr. Baraka, but here’s how I’ll remember you: as a nasty, bilious little man who was the quintessential representative...

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