Shocked staffers at the Nation report that the publication’s website has been flooded with angry comments, expletives and unprintable threats against Ms. Piven's person.
Of course there is a suggestion that these threats come from Tea Partiers or other friends of Liberty. Rubbish.
From what we have seen of the attempt on Representative Giffords's life, Piven's movement---not ours---is ready and willing to take advantage of martyrs.
Why would we wish to give one to them? Let The Nation look among its own for the source of threats against her.
I, for one, truly wish Frances Fox Piven a long, long life wherein she sees her philosophy abandoned, her beliefs discredited, and her health preserved by doctors taking their payment in cash.