At Least They're Not White!

Novelist and journalist Martin Amis is a rare bird – a sensible British intellectual.

An excerpt from an interview in the Wall Street Journal:

Sometimes in sympathy with the left, Mr. Amis doesn’t hew to any ideological orthodoxy, but is disturbed by the moral mushiness of some Britons on the subject of Islamist extremism… “The situation in Britain is ridiculous and contemptible. Some left-wing people–it’s a bit insulting to the left to call them that . . . see someone with a grievance who hasn’t got white skin and they think, Well, we must have done something really horrible to them. There’s this masochistic view that we can’t be right about anything. The woozy left has made itself an apologist for a creedal wave that is racist, misogynist, homophobic, totalitarian, imperialist and genocidal. But at least they’re not white!”

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