The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad
by Tariq Ali
Verso, $29.95 pb, 219 pp, 9781844677573
Tariq Ali, proclaims the Guardian, ‘has been a leading figure of the international left since the 60s’. If his latest book is the best the left can muster, I fear that its chances of influencing political debate are minimal – and, even worse, undesirable.