As Nader embarks upon his fourth protest run against the Democrats in as many elections, there is something slightly ridiculous about the shock of his liberal critics. They still don't know who they're dealing with. Nader is not a heroic figure tragically overcome by his own flaws; he is a selfish, destructive maniac who, for a brief historical period, happened upon a useful role.
A much needed indictment of necro-totalitarian, conspiracy-monger, and blithering anti-semite Ralph Nader is up at TNR. Read the whole thing.