Thursday, June 29, 2006

Latin America: Quote Of The Day

From Conor Foley, who is from the thinking left:

One of the problems, it seems to me, is that much of the British left still think in rather lazy clich├ęs about Latin America, which tends to define where people stand on the political spectrum solely by how vocal they are in their anti-US rhetoric. This might have made sense a few decades ago, when many Latin American governments were little more than US-backed military puppets, but it is a patronising and one-sided view today.

That would extend to just about all the anti-globalization left. And come to think of it you might as well throw in the right too, there is some sloppy writing out there.