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Marxists rule the roost

Peter Hitchens totally made my day this morning on the Today programme. In a debate about the state of the left Peter Hitchens pointed out the success of the left by identifying that John Reid, the Defence Secretary, interviewed previously on troop withdrawls from Iraq had just quoted the Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci with “pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will”.

John Reid is one of those academic failures who annoy and confuse everyone else by calling themselves Doctor. His doctorate from Stirling University in Economic History is where the Marxism was learnt I guess.