On Rafael Behr and how to mangle history by way of gratuitous Corbyn-bashing

Hammer Corbyn1It’s a curious inversion of most extant moral codes to claim the high ground on the basis of support for war and quicker resort to fatal force by the police, while painting those who argue against them as ethical imbeciles. But the last week has seen numerous critics pass judgment on the alleged failings of Jeremy Corbyn – and by extension, the wider left – on these very issues.

After the evaporation of Jihadi John, and the Paris atrocities, Corbyn’s refusal to fall in behind the Start the War Coalition has seen him widely castigated, not only by the media but the Parliamentary Labour Party too. Continue reading