Tuesday, November 24, 2009

THE LEFT AT WAR...

Here's a recent review I did of Michael Berube's book on the left at war. You might have to scroll down a bit to get to the actual review.

http://www.bookforum.com/inprint/016_04/4694

2 comments:

Louis said...

Mattson, you wrote that "Chomsky treats these opponents as 'imbeciles . . . and moral reprobates.'"

You should have made it clearer that these words were put in Chomsky's mouth by the cruise missile leftist Berube.

b.f. said...

Sound like you might be making the same moral and political mistake that Upton Sinclair made when he initially supported the Democratic Wilson Administration's decision to drag people in the United States into World War I on the side of UK imperialism. But, as Sinclair's Oil! book indicates, Sinclair later realized his support for the Democratic Wilson Administration's "humanitarian" intervention in "the war to end all wars" was a mistake.

Most people in the left anti-war movement are right to support Noam Chomsky's opposition to the militaristic U.S. corporate elite's bi-partisan policy of "humanitarian military adventurism" in places like Serbia-Kosovo, Afghanistan-Pakistan, Iraq and Iran (on behalf of special U.S. corporate interests) since this foreign policy of "permanent war abroad" generally leads to large numbers of civilian deaths within the countries the Pentagon attacks.

For more info about Upton Sinclair, readers might want to check out the lyrics to the biographical folk song, "Upton Sinclair", that's posted on the following link:

http://bfeldman68.blogspot.com/2007_05_30_archive.html