From my October 13 Washington Times column “America’s Liberals Are Happily Arming Osama bin Laden:”
America’s enemies are attracted to the arguments and rhetoric of the elite Western left for a simple reason: They share with the left the same hatred – for Western culture, especially capitalism – and the same goal – the diminution of Western (and especially American) power. Prominent left-wing scholars Frantz Fanon and Edward Said have synthesized the socialist critique of Western values with Third World anti-colonial fervor for legions of liberal academics and commentators, who like their ugly anti-American hatred dressed up in pseudo-intellectual ribbons and bows. This intellectual and spiritual alliance between the Western left and foreign anti-American radicals is poised to deliver a victory for al Qaeda of the kind that never could be achieved on the battlefield.
Read the whole thing here.