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November 07, 2005

Anti-Totalitarianism: The Left-Wing Case for a Neoconservative Foreign Policy - Oliver Kamm

Posted by Michael Mosbacher

The Social Affairs Unit will shortly be publishing Oliver Kamm's Anti-Totalitarianism: The Left-Wing Case for a Neoconservative Foreign Policy. The book argues that Blair's foreign policy - and the Iraq War - follows an authentic and honourable tradition on the British Left of militant anti-totalitarianism. Kamm defends regime change in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of an anti-totalitarian struggle with recognisable antecedents in twentieth-century Europe. It is a continuation of the anti-totalitarian struggle waged by the social democratic Left against Hitler and against Soviet expansionism. Oliver Kamm argues that the anti-totalitarian struggle:

is the cause of our generation and it ought to be an instinctive cause of the British Left.

In an article in The Times today, Oliver Kamm outlines the case he makes in Anti-Totalitarianism: Time for the Left to be brave again.

Update 8th November: Oliver Kamm today further outlines the case he makes in Anti-Totalitarianism in a further article in The Times: If you're against regime change, think again.

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I do agree with the idea of regime change. The engrained ruthlessness in many regimes in the world , has left their societies with a disfunctional political institutions . a good push is less harmful than turning our back to them. using the non- intervention excuses bring more complication to the countries in need and also to the western ones.

Posted by: afsaneh wogan at November 15, 2005 08:49 PM
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