The Left versus Liberalism

Nick Cohen has written another of his hack pieces in the Observer today about how wicked “liberals” are blaming the Iraq War for terrorist atrocities, and how this proves they’re a dreadful shower, etc. As Matt points out, this contrasts with his pre-Iraq War pieces when he condemned “liberals” for supporting a war in Iraq,… Continue reading The Left versus Liberalism

Sometimes, just sometimes, black is not white

I have a love-hate opinion of Spiked. On the one hand I will accept that it occasionally has good articles which challenge received wisdom. I’m a great fan of iconoclasm. However, there is a difference between iconoclasm and affecting iconoclasm, and all too many of the articles on it are precisely that. Shirley Dent, for… Continue reading Sometimes, just sometimes, black is not white