Afghanistan,  The Left

“Yes, but…”

Another great post by Terry Glavin about the anti-imperialism of fools as applied to Afghanistan, including this account from his friend Brian Platt of his encounters with “anti-imperialist” leftists:

The right to education is universal,” I’ll say, “everywhere, for every person, at all times.” “Yes, but Brian . . .” they respond solemnly, and then proceed to enlighten me about the neo-conservative program to dominate the world, the neo-liberal agenda to smash the welfare state, and corporate schemes to brainwash us with advertising. Today when you urge one of my fellow progressives to support the right to education in Afghanistan, the response you inevitably get is “Yes, but . . .”

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