In a scathing new memoir, Justice Clarence Thomas unleashes his wrath upon those who afflicted him during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings, calling them a "high-tech lynching" by "left-wing zealots draped in flowing sanctimony." The book, My Grandfather's Son, chronicles the Supreme Court justice's life from his childhood to his swearing-in, the Washington Post reports.
In the book, Thomas speaks at length for the first time about his bruising hearings, dismissing the "touchy" and "mediocre" Anita Hill as the pawn of a mob of abortion-crazed activists. He describes himself as perennially under siege— from light-skinned African Americans, white liberal elites, and others who fault his opposition to affirmative action. He reports considering suicide during a marital crisis, and concluding that he couldn't abandon his son, as his father had abandoned him.