Hatewatch

Holocaust Museum Shooter Tied to More Racist Leaders

Over at Adam Holland's blog, a fascinating post offers some new details of the links between James von Brunn — the accused murderer of a guard at the Holocaust Museum — and major figures on the radical right. They include people like Willis Carto, founder of the anti-Semitic Liberty Lobby and a slew of other organizations; David Duke, the one-time Klan leader and current neo-Nazi ideologue; and, perhaps most fascinatingly, the late Marine Corps Gen. Pedro A. Del Valle, an infamous anti-Semite. Holland's unearthing of some of von Brunn's correspondence is only the latest evidence (see here and here, for instance) of von Brunn's longstanding role in the organized radical right.