Skip to comments.Howard attacks left intelligentsia
Posted on 10/03/2006 6:51:52 PM PDT by bnelson44
PRIME Minister John Howard has launched a scathing attack on Australia's left-wing intelligentsia, questioning its loyalty to the nation over the past decades.
In a speech delivered last night for the 50th anniversary of the conservative magazine Quadrant, Mr Howard said the left had a history of denigrating the nation and was now doing the same with the war in Iraq, describing Islamic terrorism as the new tyranny.
He said Australian universities were still breeding leftists and described pro-communists of decades past as ideological barrackers for regimes of oppression opposed to Australia and its interests, Fairfax reports today.
Mr Howard said the left was wrong in its view that the Cold War was an equal struggle between the ideologies of the United States and the Soviet Union.
It became the height of intellectual sophistication to believe that people in the West were no less oppressed than people under the yoke of communist dictatorship, Mr Howard said in his speech.
Mr Howard praised Quadrant for its record of countering stultifying orthodoxies and dangerous utopias that have, at times, gripped the Western intelligentsia.
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Howard continues to be a badly needed breath of fresh air.
Man, I dig this dude!
I wish I could vote for John Howard, instead of John Warner.
mr howard, please immigrate to the usa and run for president
Every time I rerad something about Howard, I like and respect him more! The West needs more leaders like him!
Where is our John Howard?
Hiding out somewhere because it's too scary out there....
Best we can do is (1) hope, and (2) thank God there is at least one Howard out there, somewhere, not here, but somewhere...
btw...for those not Australian...when you barrack for something it means cheering on like a sports team
Ok great, now I've got a place to move to when US society falls apart.
I think we have found our Republican 2008 candidate.
It would be a step up in countries.
He would plow through the garbage in Washington like a bulldozer through butter.
And he would get a better house.
Can we make the suggestion?
Well, I guess we're barracking for Howard.
It's refreshing to hear a conservative politician speak out honestly.
Leftists in this country don't hesitate to attack their enemies, but somehow or other Republicans just don't seem to think it's polite.
"He said Australian universities were still breeding leftists and described pro-communists of decades past as ideological barrackers for regimes of oppression opposed to Australia and its interests, Fairfax reports today."
Think an American leader would have the stones to say this? Not likely.
Outstanding. Truly wonderful.
If only our president could make ONE speech like this.
Thanks for posting. Hooray John Howard!
Wow. Send that man a ticket to the U. S. of A.