By Daniel Hannan ~
How the blithering flip did it happen?
I know we have seen some surprising election results over the past year, but this one is off the scale.
Two in five British people have voted for an unrepentant Communist, a man who has consistently sided with the West’s enemies, a man who regrets the outcome of the Cold War.
I realize that these are big claims and, in a political climate where hyperbole is normal, you might think I’m exaggerating. I am not. But Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) is not simply a left-wing populist in the mould of say, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders is, as P.J. O’Rourke might put it, wrong within the normal parameters of wrong. Corbyn’s politics do not resemble those of the old Vermont senator, so much as one of those early 20th-century American Communists: John Reed, say, or Eugene Dennis.
The bedrock of Corbyn’s…
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