Kanan Makiya despairs that Foggy Bottom wants to keep the Baathist thugs in charge in Iraq. Nick Cohen berates the European left for its lack of solidarity with its democratic comrades in Iraq and Kurdistan. Harry Steele helpfully blogs both of them, and is moved to ask can we still belong to the left?. He answers yes, but says what I have been feeling for some time, that there are now two lefts, one still stuck in the Cold War, and one which has learned something since 1989. Steele puts the definitive split at 9/11; Chris Bertram agrees about the split, but claims, correctly I think, that the parting of the ways was over the wars in Yugoslavia.
Posted at February 19, 2003 14:16 | permanent link