The NY Times Sunday magazine has a cover story this week designed to create sympathy for an American terrorist named Lori Berenson. If you gave me an hour I could find ten similar Times stories about Americans who are at war with their country or in bed with terrorists. If you gave me longer I could make a book of them. Why are so-called progressives eager to identify with America’s enemies and with the practitioners of political violence if it is violence of the left? More to the point, why are progressives so sensitive about having their patriotism questioned when they think that love for totalitarians and hatred for America is “idealistic” as the Times article explicitly does? What could be more hateful than the murderers and thieves Lori Berenson called her political friends? Or other American radicals, Michael Moore or Billy Ayers, for example, called theirs? Of course there you have the beginning of an answer.