NORM GERAS: “It’s getting to be a bit of a pattern. Someone generically of the left – or so they regard themselves – writes about regrettable features of leftist advocacy and alignment in recent times and is met by a chorus of voices saying, approximately, ‘Who, me? Who, us? What, the left? No, never. Unheard of.’ . . . It’s quite a mystery, this. The volume of foul apologetics that streamed across the pages of the left and liberal press in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 is a matter of public record.”