Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012

David Klinghoffer

There are reasons to feel ambivalent about his style of activism, but Andrew Breitbart earned the affection and gratitude of many conservatives for giving bullies on the Left a taste of their own medicine.
Of course, standing up to bullies in the world of science is among the main things we do at the Center for Science & Culture, and so we can only recall with admiration his success in the fields where he chose to ply his trade, indicated by the names of his news sites: BigHollywood, BigGovernment, BigJournalism, BigPeace. If we had had his ear we would have suggested an additional site, no less important than the others: BigScience.
If a man is known by the enemies and by the friends he keeps, Breitbart must be judged to have lived a good if tragically short life. RIP.