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Archive for 'Regressive Left'

Moazzam Begg and the Guardian’s Film Critic

On Thursday, The Guardian’s film critic Mike McCahill published a two paragraph, seven sentence review of The Confession, a new documentary about the life of one Moazzam Begg. And his review went like this:
The Confession review – profound Guantánamo Bay documentary ****/5
Moazzam Begg is interviewed about his incarceration in Cuba in a documentary of [...]

Ken Livingstone, Lenni Brenner, and Falsified Evidence

This is a guest post by Paul Bogdanor
Attempting to defend his recent outbursts, Ken Livingstone has invoked Lenni Brenner’s book Zionism in the Age of the Dictators. Livingstone explains:
The shocking thing about his book was that he revealed that not only Hitler had wanted to move all of Germany’s Jews to Israel, but that the [...]

Who is Lenni Brenner?

This is a guest post by Paul Bogdanor
Interviewed about his suspension from the Labour Party, Ken Livingstone made this comment:
Everything I said yesterday [about Hitler being a Zionist] was true and I will be presenting the academic book about that to the Labour Party inquiry.
The book, it turns out, is the notorious tract Zionism in the Age [...]

Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali at the JW3

Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali first debated the motion “This House Believes Islam Is A Religion Of Peace” in 2010 for an Intelligence Squared event. They revisited the topic in 2013. Last night’s discussion – organized by the Alan Howard Foundation and staged at North London’s JW3 Jewish Community Center – was their third [...]

‘Pinkwashing’ and Traitors to the Human Mind

This is the opening part of a longer post I wrote for Quillette. A link to the entire article can be found here or at the foot of this extract.
Last week, the neologism ‘pinkwashing’ made an unwelcome return to news headlines. On Friday January 22, protesters bearing placards denouncing Israel disrupted an event organized by [...]