Blair’s baby step away from liberal illusions

Melanie Phillips gives Tony Blair credit for belatedly (and without acknowledgment of his own shift) criticizing the ruinous Western leftist illusion, once held by himself, that Islamic extremism is driven by Western unfairness to Muslims and can be appeased by appeasing Islamic extremism. But then she shows how he continues to subscribe to other ruinous illusions about Islam that characterized his prime ministership, such as the belief that if only the Israel-Palestine conflict could be resolved, Islamic extremism would come to an end.

Then let us remember that by contemporary British standards, Blair, this hopeless liberal fool, is a right-winger because he supported the war in Iraq.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 11, 2010 12:19 AM | Send

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