Monday, April 24, 2006

Sudan versus Iraq

The Nation: Divestment and Sudan: This is an article about the movement among American students for divestment from Sudan, because of the genocide or near-genocide for which its government bears responsibility. An important and good movement.

The article's author, Sam Graham-Felsen, who blogs here, asks: "Why have US students responded so strongly to Sudan, when closer-to-home issues like the Iraq War and cuts in financial aid have failed to produce mass movements on campus?" An interesting question, no? The thought that students could actually act out of loyalty to the human race, rather than along the lines of anti-American ideology, seems shocking to the liberals of The Nation.

(And only The Nation could imagine that the Pentagon's hatred of China is a Bad Thing because... well, because China is a bad place.)

Apologies for duplicating this post. Don't know what happened. But I'm not going to delete one, 'coz last time I did that it caused all sorts of havoc with my archive!

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