Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Left versus Right

Johann Hari attacks Mark Steyn's book America Alone

Europe cannot defeat the far-right poison of Islamic fundamentalism by turning to a parallel far-right mythology of its own.
This is entirely understandable and healthy; people with such differing world views as Hari and Steyn are unlikely to agree on anything very much. Of course, both have been prominent voices in the struggle against the encroachments of mediaeval Islamist theocracy. But that doesn't mean they agree or are allies. You'd have to be a maniac not to oppose the Islamists. It's an issue almost entirely beyond politics.

At least, it should be.

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