Steve Kangas (Steven Robert Esh, May 11, 1961 – February 8, 1999) was a journalist, political activist and chess teacher known for his website Liberalism Resurgent  and highly political usenet postings. Until 1986 he worked for military intelligence. His stay in Berlin turned him from a conservative into an outspoken liberal militant. His writings were sharply critical of business propaganda of the overclass and CIA.
He died of a gunshot wound under unclear circumstances. He was found on the 39th floor in the restroom of the offices of Richard Mellon Scaife inside One Oxford Center, Pittsburgh. It was ruled a suicide by local police.
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