October 14, 2016

THE LEFT IS THE RIGHT:

The Strange Sympathy of the Far Left for Putin (GERSHOM GORENBERG, OCTOBER 14, 2016, American Prospect)

Jeremy Corbyn, the grim, controversial, and recently re-elected leader of Britain's Labour Party, rejects the idea of protesting outside Russia's embassy in London against that country's brutal bombing of Syria. "The focus on Russian atrocities or Syrian army atrocities," said a Corbyn aide this week, distracts attention from "very large scale civilian casualties as a result of the U.S.-led coalition bombing." [...]

Predictably, lots of people in the riven Labour Party are outraged by Corbyn's stance. It's only the latest instance of Corbyn's fossilized and one-dimensional anti-imperialism being an embarrassment for the left. In the United States, Putin's most prominent fan is the embarrassment of the right.

Posted by at October 14, 2016 7:22 PM

  

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