‘WEST’ DOESN’T EXIST
In her article on Iran ( JC, April 25), Melanie Phillips says that, as in the 1930s, the West once again has failed to take the appropriate intermediate steps. What exactly is the “West” which, apparently, has a continuity of identity over eight decades?
Certainly, there are similar threats of war, dictatorship, antisemitism etc, but let us remember that the European Fascist powers threatened both Western and Eastern Europe, the USSR included.
There is nothing wrong with drawing analogies, but this “West” is a remarkably amoebic beast. Jeff Lewis Wood Grove, Whitefield, Manchester