Wednesday, August 04, 2010

"fraudulent appeal of Marxism" (oh, how I miss the fraudulent appeal of Marxism in the Middle East)

"‘There is a tide of self-confidence and self-awareness in the Muslim world which preceded the Iranian revolution, and will outlast its present excesses. The West should recognise this with respect, not hostility. The Middle East is an area where we all have much at stake. It is in own interests, as well as in the interests of the people of that region, that they build on their own deep religious traditions. We do not wish to see them succumb to the fraudulent appeal of imported Marxism...’” " (thanks Nu`man)

Margaret Thatcher in December 1979 in a speech to the US think-tank Foreign Policy Association. Quote comes from Mark Curtis, Secret Affairs, pg., 136.