Saturday, January 19, 2013

a brand of leftism in Jordan

"Some calls have come from ultra-nationalist retired military officers; others have come from Transjordanians who otherwise fancy themselves "leftists." (Only in Jordan could those who call for discriminating against fellow citizens, indeed, for depriving them of their already second-class citizenship status, be considered leftists simply because they criticize neoliberal economic policies.)"  And this brand of leftism works closely with intelligence services, by the way.  (thanks Laurie)