Monday, February 05, 2007

The Return of Radical Chic.

In his essay "Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers", Tom Wolfe describes the bizzare scene of Leonard Bernstein's cocktail party with his guests of honor - the Black Panthers. Wolfe's essay highlights the sad psychological cravings for self-loathing and a dippy romanticism for antiliberal thuggery and totalitarianism exhibited by many of the American Left. And it's a useful lens through which to view much of the dog-piling going on about the current Iraq crisis and the War Against Islamofascism.
From the "Just in Case You Forgot What this was All About" Dept.

UBL reminds us that the Islamofascists aren't letting up.