I agree with Michael A. Hoffman II (Polemics & Exchanges, January 1996) that Vicki Weaver and Gordon Kahl were made of American mettle, but Robert J. Matthews? No way. Not if he means the Matthews of the notorious band of racist nuts known as The Order —the group that gunned down Denver radio personality Alan Berg for the “crimes” of being Jewish and liberal. Kahl and Weaver were Middle American martyrs, Matthews was an evil creep: the distinction isn’t really so hard to make.

        —Cody Annixter
Buffalo, NY

The Editors Reply:

We heartily concur. Mr. Matthews’ name failed to ring a bell.