Melanie Phillips – “Why I Left the Left”

“What? You’re telling me that if someone is unfortunate enough not to be born into the developing world they’re not entitled to the same standard of life and liberty that we are? To me that’s racism.”

This interview took me by surprise. This lady is brilliant and prescient. In the first 20 or so minutes she sums up several of my podcasts on postmodernism and critical theory so well and with such clarity that I felt like my explanations were preschool in comparison.

Former Guardian writer Melanie Phillips describes her journey from “fantasy to reality” on why she left the political left. Phillips is interviewed by The Sun’s Steven Edginton for the weekly series of ‘Burning Questions’. Phillips describes her experiences as a British jew, dealing with antisemitism and where the problems of the left come from.

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