Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Andrew Sullivan writes up the departure of Christopher Hitchens from The Nation, and by extension, the broad Left.
At some point, when you look around and see that this is the quality of one’s ideological allies, you have to break ranks, if only for the sake of personal moral hygiene.

Sullivan’s analysis uses the term “anti-anti-terrorism”, reminiscent of the anti-anti-communists in the 1950’s. This position allows adherents to maintain their moral stance, without endorsing the totalitarian beliefs of those that are sheltering under their umbrella. It’s amazing that the lessons of Stalinism and his “useful idiots” have not yet been learned.

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