The debate on the Gulf War has so far been characterised by a high degree of certainty and self-righteousness on all sides. Both pro- and anti-war campaigners seem sure that they have the 'solution' to the crisis. For those on the extra-parliamentary Left, who form the bulk of the active anti-war protestors, recent history suggests that they of all people should be wary of trying to appear omniscient. If they learned only one thing from the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, it should surely have been that the Left does not have all the answers to the world's problems.
Recommended CitationTicher, Mike, Margins: Is Peace Enough?, Australian Left Review, 1(126), 1991, 2.