James Kirchick at Tabletmag–Corbynism Comes To America:
The people who could really use some help must often choose: Hitch one’s cart to revolutionary ideologues who assist in liberation but don’t believe in liberty, or find some other political channel. Or maybe get serious about religion. Or maybe just hunker down.
Let’s hope it doesn’t get that bad:
‘American Corbynism also takes after its British provenance with hostility toward Jews. Over the past few weeks, Rep. Omar has made a succession of crude anti-Semitic statements, intimating that U.S. support for Israel is due to the influence of Jewish money and that American Jews are guilty of “allegiance to a foreign country.”
The intellectual debates often lead the cultural and political ones. The rise of Corbynism in Britain can partially be explained by the below debate if the debate is, in fact, a leading indicator (Terry Eagleton’s Literary Marxism vs Roger Scruton’s Hegelian-influenced Conservatism):
Moving along, Douglas Murray has been predicting that many current failures of Western intellectual and political leadership to properly account for much basic human nature is clearing the ground for more conflict within the West. We still have time to be more cold-eyed and realistic about mass migration, economic incentives, much of our own basic human nature and our own traditions, but the clock’s probably ticking.
On the Christchurch shooting (behind a paywall).
Last but not least, it’s possible that whole Russiagate thing just wasn’t true, though it sure moved a lot of soap units and celebrity operas.
Despite all the other considerations: If that’s how you behave when you lose, I’d rather not see you win.