This is important news because it signifies a genuine tension between the seriously anti-imperialist Left and the center-Left. These cleavages are becoming every more pronounced all the time whether the issue is foreign policy, labor policy, trade, civil liberties, criminal justice, the environment, the war on drugs, police brutality, racism, and a variety of other things.
By John Walsh
Until recently the progressive mind has been resolutely closed and stubbornly frozen in place against all things Trump.
But cracks are appearing in the ice. With increasing frequency over the last few months, some of the most thoughtful left and progressive figures have begun to speak favorably of aspects of Trump’s foreign policy. Let us hear from these heretics, among them William Greider, Glen Ford, John Pilger, Jean Bricmont, Stephen F. Cohen and William Blum. Their words are not to be construed as “endorsements,” but rather an acknowledgment of Trump’s anti-interventionist views, the impact those views are having and the alternative he poses to Hillary Clinton in the current electoral contest.