Friday, November 27, 2015

Paul Robinson — Double Standards

Another paradox of liberalism.

When do so-called liberals become illiberal and hypocritical in their purported defense of liberalism.

This cuts to the heart of the matter, showing how the liberal West is treading on dangerous ground based on illiberal assumptions and specious argumentation about liberalism and its scope.

Double Standards (short)
Paul Robinson | Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa

Compare the editorial page of the Washington Post (under the editorship of neocon Fred Hiatt).

Russian provocations led to the downing of its fighter jet by Turkey

See also Anne Applebaum, How Turkey confounded Putin’s favorite narratives, Washington Post Op Ed.

When nuclear powers see the world oppositely, each viewing itself as occupying the moral high ground, it's only a matter of time until.…

See also

What Paul Robinson is talking about.

Àngel Ferrero interviews Jean Bricmont, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Université catholique de Louvain


Malmo's Ghost said...

Thought provoking. Thanks!

Ryan Harris said...

US is neither run nor guided by liberal principles. Europe imagines she is liberal but there is always a nationalist, cultural superiority that cautiously runs through all policies though politely kept out of sight and coversation. Russia and Turkey and Ukraine and Syria have done little more than dabble in liberalism.

Ryan Harris said...

Good article on the spread of a new leftist liberal utopia in a new independent state in Northern Syria. From none other than the bastian of liberalism: NYT.