Thursday, August 11, 2005

Down with middle-class Islamofascists

Charlotte Street has a good posting on rhetoric.

In particular, the use of the label "middle class" to put down opposing arguments, and the bizarre construction "Islamofascism", deployed increasingly by the pro-war left in debates on Iraq.

1 comment:

Rafe said...

Actually my take on the derogatory usage of "middleclass left" was that it signals the way that people who enjoy the benefits of the liberal order, democratic capitalism, whatever you want to call it, have dedicated significant parts of their lives to undermining the foundations of the system.