I added Harry Barnes’ Three Score Years and Ten to my blogroll a while ago, and his latest posts demonstrate the calibre of the man:
Firstly, he critiques Nick Cohen’s What’s Left in quite a bit of detail. He’s been extremely thorough in showing where he agrees with Cohen, where he doesn’t, and most importantly, with good arguments.
Secondly, he demonstrates how Cohen has ignored people like him who opposed the Iraq War, are critical of the US and UK occupation and yet offer support for Iraqis, particularly socialists and trades unionists.
I have, following Harry’s posts, gone here: http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?c=202 to do a small bit.
I notice that Nick Cohen has been too busy promoting his book to publicise the efforts of Trade Unionists to support their Iraqi counterparts in the matter. It’s easy to be ‘leftier than thou’ isn’t it!