Toni Sweep's Sweep of History has started a new feature called the "Refutation of the Week." For the first installment, Toni responds to the latest liberal attack on the People's War in Nepal, this time in Harper's Magazine, which takes the standard "caught in the middle" line that just wishes revolution would go away and the peasants could go back to the noble suffering. That is, apparently, the lot of the world's poor for the hand-wringing liberals of the West.
While taking a non-partisan pose, the article assumes that "peace" means the defeat of the leftist insurgency and the triumph of the existing social system. It is endlessly entertaining how articles such as the Harper's piece, and earlier counter-insurgency rants on CounterPunch and Znet, act as if everyone takes this as the best of all possible worlds. Maybe Quixote needs to stop chasing windmills and worry about Candide.
Read Toni Sweep's Refutation of the Week: "It's Not Easy Here inn Katmandu: Caught Between the Maoist Rebels and the King's Army" By Eliza Grizwold