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Tim Blair

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Thursday, December 26, 2002
 
THE IMMORALITY OF PACIFICISM

It's not confined to the decaying churches of Europe. The decaying members of the old left exhibit the same symptoms.

Talking with Auntie's Ramona Koval, playwright Harold Pinter demonstrated that it is possible to live 72 years and learn absolutely nothing.
Pinter finds the rhetoric of a "freedom-loving" West perplexing.

He has never met anyone who was "freedom-hating". In fact, he can not conceive of anyone so morally deformed.

Then again, our Pinter was a conscientious objector against Hitler's war, on his own report.

Still, the folk at the Edinburgh International Book Festival thought him a beacon. So does Auntie.