A light goes out… Or at the very least, it takes a sabatical.
Harry, of Harry’s Place – my very favorite post-communist, left/liberal voice of conscience, has decided to call it quits. It’s a terrible loss.
He does bow out gracefully, however – and leaves us all with much to ponder:
Of course the left has always had its splits, divisions and in-fights and if we look back to the Spanish civil war there was certainly no love lost between the Anarchists, the Trotskyists and (Stalin’s) Communists. But the difference with today is that back in the time when the International Brigades were fighting fascism in Spain, no-one on the left actually urged support for Franco.
But that is, effectively, what Murray, German and Galloway have asked the left to do for the past three years – to support first a Ba’athist-fascist dictator (because ?