Insight with Nick Cohen: Are the left turning right?

Talk Tuesday 20th February, 2007


Nick Cohen, columnist for The Observer and New Statesman, argues that the liberal-left of the 20th century has ended up supporting the far right of the 21st.

Nick Cohen was born into a family of liberal-left parents, whose footsteps he followed in.

But the war in Iraq has forced him to rethink. Has the modern left lost their way? Has anti-Americanism led them to ignore the dangers of militant Islam?

Cohen is a columnist for The Observer and New Statesman. He also writes articles for many other publications, including the Evening Standard and New Humanist. He is the author of What’s Left? How the Liberals Lost their Way.