Comrade Cohen in fine form, displaying the best of the Old Left. Read it all. To keep my credentials burnished, I should confess that I find myself shifting a bit uncomfortably at the attacks on Mrs. Thatcher and note that she did end up defending Rushdie after all.
I thought my disgust for the Yazzmonster could not get stronger, but this shocked even me:
Had it not been for Khomeini’s incitements to murder in 1989, wrote the constantly shallow and occasionally sinisterIndependent columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in 1994, “the world would be hurtling, unchallenged, towards the inalienable right to wear blue jeans and eat McDonald’s hamburgers”.
Read it all.