Antifa’s Brutal Assault on Andy Ngo Is a Wake-Up Call—for Authorities and Journalists Alike
All revolutionary movements seek to sanctify their lawless behaviour as a spontaneous eruption of righteous fury. In some cases, such as the Euromaidan movement in Ukraine, this conceit is justified. But usually their violence is a pre-meditated tactic to intimidate adversaries. Or as Bolshevik theorist Nikolai Bukharin put it, "In revolution, he will be victorious who cracks the other's skull."
The Antifa thugs who attacked Quillette editor and photojournalist Andy Ngo in
Portland yesterday did not quite manage to crack his skull. But they did manage
to induce a brain hemorrhage that
required Ngo's overnight hospitalization.