This video is an hour long, but I can assure you that it flies by, because Nick Cohen speaks like a man whose hour has come. Watch it if you want to understand the perverse dynamics of current Western politics.
I have to admit that a few years ago I was a bit worried for Nick. The pressure of having to write so many different columns can’t be conducive to a tolerable psychological equanimity, especially if your only mode is full-on, righteous polemic and you have to summon it for four deadlines a week.
But by God, What’s Left? has been vindicated in every particular. His arguments about where liberals have gone wrong are now undeniable, and he now makes them with a devastating clarity and fluency.
The death of Christopher Hitchens has left a gaping void in the market for an Englishman of rectitude, fortitude and eloquence to go and sort out the Americans’ politics for them. Nick Cohen is surely the man to fill it.