As all baseball fans and many other Americans know, the manager of the Miami Marlins, Ozzie Guillen, told Time magazine that he loves Fidel Castro.
The news focus has been on Guillen's remarks -- for which he has profusely apologized -- and whether the Marlins were right to suspend him for five games.
More important, however, have been the reactions to Guillen's comment. They sustain a thesis that I develop in my book ("Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph") that comes out next week: Leftism poisons just about everything it touches.
Take baseball commissioner Bud Selig's comments: