Is Amnesty still fit to fight on anyone’s behalf?

Western liberals are wide open to attack, and not only from their obvious enemies on the authoritarian right. Far leftists dismiss freedom as a bourgeois illusion. Poor world demagogues play on the post-colonial guilt of the rich world’s whites. Amnesty International’s leaders have surrendered to attacks from both sides. Indeed, at times it appears as if they have crossed over to the enemy.

Amnesty was one of 20th-century Britain’s greatest gifts to the world. Now it is a wreck.

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