Nat Review Columnist: 'Those Dirty Hippies Wouldn't be Fussing over Tibet if Mao Was Still Around'

Note from PEEK guest editor Joshua H: This post is from Alicublog -- one of my favorites. It's authored by Roy Edroso, who blends first-class wing-nut shredding with the kind of cultural criticism that's funny and smart enough not to annoy even a philistine like me.

The even-when-you're-right-you're-wrong mode of conservative argument finds a new taker in National Review's Mark Krikorian, who thinks America should bow to our Chinese Olympic overlords and wants to know where Democrats get off spoiling the Party:
But does anyone think we'd be seeing all this commotion over Tibet in Paris and San Francisco if the ChiComs were still in their Maoist stage, sending educated people to work in the countryside and spouting all that revolutionary class struggle baloney? Of course not. It's only because China's in its Pinochet/Franco stage that lefty "world opinion" now has its knickers in a twist about their hip imaginary Tibetan friends, the monks of Shangri-la.
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