That lonely feeling you get …

by gertekoo

… when you know and feel you can never be part of the right, but find yourself more and more alienated from the position taken by the mainstream left.

It is a sign of how upside-down modern politics has become that one assumes that a politician who defends freedom of speech and women’s rights in the Arab world must be some kind of muscular liberal, or neocon, or perhaps a supporter of one of Scandinavia’s new populist right-wing parties whose commitment to human rights is merely a cover for anti-Muslim hatred. But Margot Wallström is that modern rarity: a left-wing politician who goes where her principles take her.

Excerpt from “Sweden’s feminist foreign minister has dared to tell the truth about Saudi Arabia. What happens now concerns us all.