Cultural relativism run amok

Here’s another ME expert, Hillary Mann Leverett, a former diplomat who served in both the Clinton and Bush administrations, whose views on the Muslim world and problems in the ME may help explain why our foreign policy lacks any coherence or common sense.  This expert, during an MSNBC appearance Monday,  claimed Iran’s theocracy is a political experiment as profound as the United States and even goes on to compare the Ayatollah with a Supreme Court Justice.   Andrew Johnson at National Review quotes Leverett:

”It’s a very interesting system,” she said. “It’s, again, been caricatured in the United States for so long as this kind of crazed Islamist dictatorship when, in fact, it’s a political experiment, I think, as profound as perhaps the American system or the French system, trying to fuse Islamism with participatory politics.” “Ayatollah Khamenei is in a sense like our Supreme Court justice: He has the final say, but he also does that not just in a legal way, but in a political way,” Leverett continued. “Underneath him, there are very much empowered parts of the system, not just a president but parliament, armed forces, just like the way our Pentagon often has a say, both in terms of budget and policy, theirs does too.”

To add insult to injury, this woman is teaching in an American university.  In 2014 she claimed there’s no history of antisemitism in Muslim countries and blames the United States involvement with Israel as the cause of the antisemitism.  Yes, all those “death to Israel” chants and calling Jewish people vile slurs are just misunderstood…

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Filed under Culture Wars, Foreign Policy, General Interest, Islam, Politics

One response to “Cultural relativism run amok

  1. Minta Marie Morze

    They hate reality, so they deny it by seeing what they want to see. Like little children who call everything with four legs “doggie!”, but children learn better as they grow; Progressives get stuck at the infantile level of dealing with life. It’s not “a political experiment, fusing Islamism with ‘participatory politics'”—it’s tribalism, in a straight-jacket. It’s impetus has walked with mankind throughout the ages. It’s not profundity; it’s raw power stripped of all decency, and wielded without nuance or camouflage.

    Thanks for the link, Liberty. Fascinating.

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