How the Spirit of Martial Arts Changed My Politics (for the Better)
I grew up in Republican country. I’m not talking about shades of soft pink and rosy red conservatism. I’m talking hardline, elephant-stomping, GOP crimson. It’s an expected part of growing up in L.A. (Lower Alabama). I knew from a very early age — despite knowing nothing about politics — that Democrats were wrong about everything, and that liberals were held to the same degree of contempt as communists and labor unions in the view of practically everyone I knew.