The Hitler-Stalin pact of our times?
More on the unusual alliance Issandr mentioned between leftists and Islamists in this month's Commentary. It's the "Hitler-Stalin pact of our times" says David Horowitzâ€™s in his new book, "Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left."
The fact that radical Islamists hold social and cultural values diametrically opposed to those of American leftists is not, Horowitz maintains, as big a problem for either party as it might appear. As in a previous era, when the hard Left dealt with Stalinâ€™s widely acknowledged crimes by turning its attention to more attractive proxies of the cause like Vietnam and Cuba, todayâ€™s radicals tend to pay tribute not to al Qaeda but to groups like Hamas, whose extensive social-service network can be invoked to soften the horrors perpetrated by its terror cells.