The Nation Magazine's tainted liberalism

viveka kaliyuga at
Sat Mar 1 13:47:29 MST 2003

Michael Perlman wrote:

> Also, the Nation sometimes does publish some good stuff, which does not
> excuse some of its more blatant trash.
>  --
Well, if it was always trash, the co-option would be too obvious, wouldn't
it?  The delineating principal is always, whose interests do they serve.  If
they serve to channel disatisfaction (or outright rebellion) into
non-threatening outlets (call your congressman!) but balk when a movement
threatens to topple the establishment, the answer is quite obvious.  The
Nation, AFAIC, does nothing more than provide a left cover for a right wing


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