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RED MIST

It's always fun to watch a dinosaur of the Left frothing at the mouth. Here's Richard Gott, in the Guardian, comparing Tony Blair to Neville Chamberlain:

Like Chamberlain, he is an arrogant and God-fuelled appeaser, the unseemly ally of an unbridled country that presents a global threat similar to Germany in the 1930s. Instead of seeking a grand alliance to confront this new danger - "a coalition of the unwilling" that would include the Europeans, the Russians and the Chinese - Blair has sided with the evil empire.

To be fair, a little bit of reality does intrude later in the article:


New Labour may be self-destructing, but old Labour is in no better shape. It was
already in a terminal state of collapse in the 1970s, as the recent obituaries of Jim Callaghan have recalled. The idea that a lively party exists that might rally behind Gordon Brown is a forlorn hope.
Poor old Gott. If he really feels so irrelevant, will he decide to join the Lib Dems too?

UPDATE: Norm's response, just in case you missed it:

What is it that has led to this intellectual and political debacle of so much of the left of (roughly) my own generation? The pathology of anti-Americanism? The failure to call certain political phenomena by their proper names? A loss of nerve and/or moral perspective in face of a capitalism seemingly everywhere triumphant? Perhaps (three times). But a debacle is what it is - the loss to progressive opinion of half a generation or more of those who might otherwise have been expected to pass on a mature wisdom to younger others. Instead, this shameful legacy.

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