In an essay at New English Review (NER), Campus Watch Fellow A.J. Caschetta compares media and academe's glorification of deposed Iranian leader Mohammed Mossadeq to that of recently deceased Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Exposing the machinations behind the fawning tributes to the late Muslim Brotherhood leader from professors and politicos alike, Caschetta concludes that "In death, Morsi is becoming a tool to fight Sisi, just as Mossadeq became a tool to fight the U.S."
His article appears at NER's Iconoclast Blog:
Turning charismatic autocrats into icons of progress is one of the more annoying habits of the left. Che Guevara should be remembered as a common murderer. Instead he has been turned into a cool campus symbol of opposition to capitalism.
While the recently-deceased, and charisma-challenged, former president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, will probably not wind up on t-shirts signaling radical chic, he is nevertheless undergoing in death a near deification that comes closer to the post-mortem reinvention of Mohammed Mossadeq than of Che Guevara.
Efforts by media outlets and academics are under way to transform Morsi from failed Muslim Brotherhood dictator wannabe into misunderstood man of the people, just as Mossadeq was transformed from failed Communist dictator wannabe into unfairly deposed CIA victim.
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