Lynne Stewart, the lefty lawyer at the center of this story from our June issue, is doing her bestest to lose her case in the court of public opinion. Stewart is currently out on bail, awaiting trial "for allegedly helping a convicted terrorist leader direct jihad operations from inside a federal prison."
Here's a snippet from an interview with her in the hyper-lefty Monthly Review:
I?m such a strange amalgam of old-line things and new-line things. I don?t have any problem with Mao or Stalin or the Vietnamese leaders or certainly Fidel locking up people they see as dangerous. Because so often, dissidence has been used by the greater powers to undermine a people?s revolution. The CIA pays a thousand people and cuts them loose, and they will undermine any revolution in the name of freedom of speech.
On the other hand, I do believe in a free marketplace of ideas. I have a big problem with government repressing that kind of exchange…