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February 15, 2008

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JohnBSheldon

This is nicely written and kudos for taking on the CND propaganda machine. I'm sure that the response on CiF will be vitriolic, which will only confirm the raw nerve you have pinched.

David Duff

Apropos your remarks concerning Reagan's, er, 'all-American idealism' with regard to nuclear disarmament, the re-action of CND simply demonstrates that the *true* motivation for extreme Left organisations, no matter how they attempt to obfuscate it, is anti-Americanism, first, last and always.

Fred

I think Socialist Action also play quite a role in CND nowadays. Ben Sofer ?

Marko Attila Hoare

Excellent post, Oliver; you're absolutely write to point out the deeply reactionary character of the CND phenomenon.

The first I ever learned of Kate Hudson was when I came across her book, 'European Communism since 1989: Toward a new European left ?' (Palgrave, 2000). In it she writes glowingly of the solidarity between her brand of Western leftists and Gennady Zyuganov's Russian Communists in their common 'anti-war' front against the Kosovo War of 1999. The war in Chechnya, which Zyuganov's Communists supported, she didn't see fit even to mention.

Funny how being 'anti-war' and 'anti-nuclear' at home in the democratic West translates into supporting pro-war, pro-nuclear foreign non-democrats...

thud

Any prolonged or indeed short exposure to cnd members would soon put ones mind at rest as to their political allegiances.It always was and always will be a vehicle for those who want to see the fall of the west.Cnd as a broad church may be true...a church that encompassed all facets of crazed leftism.

JohnBSheldon

Michelle Hanson has a piece in today's Guardian that sums up the CND mindset, namely: confused, incoherent, shallow and ignorant of fact. They make it far too easy.

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