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Burchill needs to brush up on her history

As a former history teacher, I have long felt that the increasing marginality of my subject could have dire consequences.

This view is now confirmed by Julie Burchill's comparison of opponents of the war in Afghanistan to partisans of appeasement of the Nazis (Comment, August 12).

Nazi Germany was indeed a threat to both the British national interest and humanity in general, which the Taliban, however hateful they may be, are not.

Concepts like the "War on Terror" and "humanitarian intervention" are no more than cover meant to convince us of the justice of what is essentially a struggle for western geopolitical control of a vital sector of the Third World.

JEFFRY KAPLOW

London

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