and the real enemy is anything but.
True to his word, Hitchens did indeed continue to fight “a war to the
finish between everything I love and everything I hate”, right up until
his death in late 2011. But a funny thing happened to his friends on the
broader left. Faced with the perfect enemy, the left utterly bottled it.
Even worse, many leftists – presumably confused by this enemy’s
non-Anglo appearance, and desperately wishing not to be seen as racist –
have since wilfully conceded territory to what Hitchens accurately
described as “theocratic barbarism”. We can witness such concessions in
the soft, compliant coverage in Australia of the Sydney-based Hizb
ut-Tahrir extremist group.
Yep. Between fear of being called the Fatal Name, and fear of an enemy who'll actually kill them, they bowed. And kept bowing.