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May 25, 2006

Norm in The Guardian

The Euston Manifesto has its launch today and Norman Geras has a piece in The Guardian. Looks likethe subs have had a little fun with the headline and teaser:

The path out of denial

The idea that the Euston Manifesto is pro-war is a result of a misreading of the geography of the left

Denial? Geography? A river in Africa? Sorry, sorry, someone was going to make that feeble joke and I decided it was going to be me.

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But please spare us another tirade from the Eustonites about the perfidy of George Galloway and Respect.

The key insight for dispassionate spectators of this perennial row is the realisation that if George Galloway didn't exist, it would be essential to invent him in much the way that Trotsky became essential for Stalin or Emmanuel Goldstein for Big Brother in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four:

Posted by: Bob B | May 25, 2006 10:27:02 AM

Oh, miaow. Sorry, couldn't resist. I'm with Bob on this. No, really.

Posted by: Backword Dave | May 25, 2006 11:41:10 AM

But... Galloway does exist, doesn't he?

On the other hand, I agree that in any disagreement, one of the parties is Stalin, as every dispassionate spectator knows.

Posted by: P. Froward | May 25, 2006 1:04:51 PM