Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley mogul, has been waging a vendetta against Gawker using the courts, in what amounts to a clear abuse of process that threatens free speech and society as a whole. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
has accomplished some pretty amazing things. Let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. He co-founded PayPal, the online payment system, and was one of the first Facebook investors. For that he was richly rewarded. But today, he’s the biggest threat to society since the Red Scare.