Ed Driscoll

THE POST-9/11 LEFT: I try

THE POST-9/11 LEFT: I try (and usually fail) to not pick too many links off of Drudge, Instapundit and Andrew Sullivan. But Sullivan has a link to an essay in the upcoming issue of Dissent called “Can There Be a Decent Left?”. It’s long but powerful reading, including this except (and yes, I know these are the same paragraphs that Sullivan quotes, but they get to the heart of the subject: where the left goes after (or, to be more specific, in regards to) September 11 and its aftermath:

The world (and this includes the third world) is too full of hatred, cruelty, and corruption for any left, even the American left, to suspend its judgement about what