Hurrah for The Blackshirts: The Guardian cheers for Islamic State
Compare and contrast:
Daily Mail, 8 July 1934: “Hurrah for the Blackshirts”:
“If the Blackshirts movement had any need of justification, the Red Hooligans who savagely and systematically tried to wreck Sir Oswald Mosley’s huge and magnificently successful meeting at Olympia last night would have supplied it.”
The Guardian July 25, 2015:
Islamic State is often called ‘medieval’ but is in fact very modern – a horrific expression of a widespread frustration with a globalised western model that promises freedom and prosperity to all, but fails to deliver.
You can read Pankaj Mishra’s dire essay in full. But be warned: it’s 10 minutes of your life you will never get back.