Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, September 16, 2004
ANTI-YANKISM has a number of obvious and agreed sources: the pre-eminent power of the US, the competing ambitions of lesser powers, Islamist nihilism, and so on.

Here's another reason that chimes with statements heard every day from Auntie's communard left:
Capitalism’s victory left the world without an ideology of discontent, a systematic set of ideas that are critical of the world as it exists.There is always a market for an ideology of discontent
The left used to call it alienation, and proposed economic and social causes for it.

These days it's free-floating, self-sustaining, self-righteous and totally self-defeating.

In other words, it's a superstition, and poor old George W has to serve as the demon.