[Marxism] In response to Jonathan Cook | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Nov 21 14:48:12 MST 2013


Like many other people on the left, Jonathan Cook is a very well-meaning 
and dedicated activist/author who has a blind spot when it comes to 
Syria. With his long time commitment to the Palestinian cause, he seems 
to have trouble understanding that those under attack in Homs or Aleppo 
have much in common with those living in Gaza. While he is obviously 
sufficiently trained enough to understand and communicate the plight of 
one group of Arabs, another group gets short shrift because it is 
perceived as inimical to the interests of peace. A lot of this, of 
course, has to do with being unable to distinguish between Iraq and 
Syria, and between George W. Bush and Barack Obama—a difference 
certainly capable of being grasped by the American ruling class that has 
been steadfastly indifferent to Syrian suffering.

full: http://louisproyect.org/2013/11/21/in-response-to-jonathan-cook/




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