Thursday 28 May 2009

Recommended reading

I'll try and do some proper posting tomorrow, but in the meantime, here are a few recommendations:

Via Harry's Place: a speech by Elena Bonner, widow of Russian human rights activist Andrei Sakharov, in which she vigorously defends Israel's right to exist and expresses alarm at the rise in anti-Israel sentiment and anti-semitism.

From Oliver Kamm, an analysis of the 'degeneration of progressive idealism', and some qualifications from Bob.

Via Poumista (recently added to my blogroll), reflections on Portugal's cultural revolution, and its betrayal by the Stalinist PCP (which I wrote about here), 35 years on.

And from Martin Meenagh, some thoughts on President Obama's selection of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.

1 comment:

Martin Meenagh said...

Thank you for the link, Martin. I'm flattered to be mentioned in the same post as Sakharov and Bonner!