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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    Hate Mail of the Week

    By kyle | March 11, 2016

    Actual quotation, cut and pasted from an email:

    “I am a 45-year old male, career teacher, and it’s a shame somebody gave you the influencing position to craft a well-thought out article that is wreaking of petty hate.”

    Topics: News | 4 Comments »

    4 Responses to “Hate Mail of the Week”

    1. JimmyC Says:
      March 11th, 2016 at 8:34 pm


      I’m genuinely curious why he felt it necessary to tell you his age, gender and career choice at the beginning. For a second I thought I was reading a Tinder profile.

    2. Lars Says:
      March 11th, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      Shouldn’t that have been ‘reeking’ not ‘wreaking’?
      I wonder what he teaches..English ?

    3. Jordan Says:
      March 12th, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      the scene in hateful8 when dern kid giving Sam Jackson johnson that work thats what blackluvesmater gonna do to them rascist white boys at drump rallies drump got scared in Chicago he knew his boys be on they knees shortly

    4. Vince Says:
      March 13th, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      I spent 37 years in education as a teacher and Child Study Team member, and that 45 year old teacher isn’t unique. Sad to say, there are many teachers who a) can’t spell, and b) don’t care.