From Wall Street Journal Political Diary (Paid Only)
"'Understanding' noises about terrorist atrocities -- in London or Madrid, but especially Tel Aviv and Haifa -- as having their roots in poverty, oppression and injustice are equally common, though these voices are at a loss to explain why there have been movements in the past fighting these evils that didn't resort to randomly blowing up civilians. Well-known writers -- mature people, veterans of the Left -- see their way to endorsing the Iraqi so-called resistance despite its murderous methods, or give out lightminded comparisons between the US under George Bush's leadership and Nazi Germany. That there are such themes being aired by people on the broad liberal Left is a matter of record... The Euston Manifesto is a response to these political tendencies, and as such is very much on target" -- writing in the Times of London, University of Manchester Prof. Norman Geras, one of the authors of the Euston Manifesto, a British liberal-left statement in favor democracy and against tyranny and terrorism.