What the Left Should be Learning From Iran

Giordano, Al
http://www.counterpunch.org/giordano06192009.html

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  19/06/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX8606

There are those on the left who mirror neocon thought: They argue that since Washington is in opposition to it, Iran must therefore be considered a 'good' government, worthy of solidarity. Others argue that if the Iranian state offers social programs and even if it only somewhat resists global capitalism then therefore its violent and authoritarian actions can somehow be justified, forgiven or denied.

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