April 16, 2003

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Blogger Obtains, Reprints Original John Lloyd Essay About Blair and the War: HurryUmission to reprint the original English essay, which argues for humanitarian intervention against dictators over the tradition of national sovereignty.

Posted by at April 16, 2003 11:40 AM
ogger Obtains, Reprints O...

Blogger Obtains, Reprints Original John Lloyd Essay About Blair and the War: HurryUpHarry, who lives in Italy, noticed that the ex-New Statesman editor had a piece run in Il Reformista, so he asked for & received permission to reprint the original English essay, which argues for humanitarian intervention against dictators over the tradition of national sovereignty.

Posted by at April 16, 2003 11:40 AM
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The only major misgiving I have with Lloyd's article (as well as his farewell to the New Statesman) is that Lloyd doesn't consider the effects of Bush's militarist policies on U.S. culture and economy. And why should he? The British can, in relatively good conscience, back a humanitarian interventionist policy without having to worry about encouraging an impulsively protectionist economic policy, a move towards theocracy, and a clampdown on civil liberties in their own country - at least not to a comparable degree.

I don't mean to sound ungrateful. We will NEVER suffer as the Iraqis have suffered, and that is thanks, to some degree, to U.S. militarism. But the implications of supporting Bush's foreign interventionism are a bit more acute for a lot of Americans, I think (that is, opposed to the British, not the Syrians). I'm not especially enthusiastic about what Bush & co. can "accomplish" under the cover of jingoism.

Posted by: Andrew at April 16, 2003 07:44 PM
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April 16, 2003

Blogger Obtains, Reprints O...

Blogger Obtains, Reprints Original John Lloyd Essay About Blair and the War: HurryUpHarry, who lives in Italy, noticed that the ex-New Statesman editor had a piece run in Il Reformista, so he asked for & received permission to reprint the original English essay, which argues for humanitarian intervention against dictators over the tradition of national sovereignty.

Posted by at April 16, 2003 11:40 AM
Comments

The only major misgiving I have with Lloyd's article (as well as his farewell to the New Statesman) is that Lloyd doesn't consider the effects of Bush's militarist policies on U.S. culture and economy. And why should he? The British can, in relatively good conscience, back a humanitarian interventionist policy without having to worry about encouraging an impulsively protectionist economic policy, a move towards theocracy, and a clampdown on civil liberties in their own country - at least not to a comparable degree.

I don't mean to sound ungrateful. We will NEVER suffer as the Iraqis have suffered, and that is thanks, to some degree, to U.S. militarism. But the implications of supporting Bush's foreign interventionism are a bit more acute for a lot of Americans, I think (that is, opposed to the British, not the Syrians). I'm not especially enthusiastic about what Bush & co. can "accomplish" under the cover of jingoism.

Posted by: Andrew at April 16, 2003 07:44 PM
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