Commentary on Political Economy

Wednesday 1 May 2024

 As I keep saying, this kind of demented "leftism" is harming leftist ideals and goals enormously - mainly by inviting the right-wing reaction that infallibly leads to authoritarianism. As Prof. Kagan and others have perspicaciously noted, the next Trump Admin will field far more cunning proto-fascists than the first lot. Although world liberal media has been keen to hide the reality, right-wing ruffians are already moving in for the fight - and they are usually less gentle and much bigger than us "lefties", who typically wear glasses...

From the NYT:

We’re learning more about the clashes at U.C.L.A. Late last night, a group of about 200 counterprotesters began storming the pro-Palestinian encampment on campus and tried to pull apart its wooden pallets and metal barricades. The two sides threw objects, got into fistfights and sprayed chemicals. This went on for several hours, according to a New York Times journalist who was there.

Jonathan Wolfe

May 1, 2024, 9:10 a.m. ET

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