Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Dissent

One of the annoying features of the complacent Left in NZ, such as The Listener
under its previous editor, over the past few years has been their negative characterisation of US politics as lacking in debate and dissent.

Annoying because there is a far wider range of political opinion represented in the US media than in the above mentioned magazine or on Radio NZ.

The New York Times has this article on the refreshingly undogmatic Left wing Dissent Magazine: A Leftist Stalwart, Still Fighting the Fight.

Its good to know that there is more to left wing politics in the US than Chomsky and Moore. Maybe the new Listener editor will highlight this part of the spectrum rather than the Tariq Ali fascist left.

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