I wasn’t making common cause with fascists—I was referring to the terrifying fact (again, back in 2006), that when you heard someone making sense on the subject of radical Islam in Europe—e.g. simply admitting that it really is a problem—a little digging often revealed that they had some very unsavory connections to Anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, neo-Nazi, etc. hate groups.
The point of my article was to worry that the defense of civil society was being outsourced to extremists.
Am I the only one who remembers when Glenn Greenwald was most famous as a pathetic “sock puppet”?