Category Archives: War

Deliver us from Godwin, oh Lord, but not yet

I just found this unexpectedly lucid quote from Adolf Hitler when someone asked him why he was so anti-Semitic, when the Jews had benefitted Germany so much: %(loony)”It is manifestly clear and has been proven in practice and by the … Continue reading

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Dumb as all the rocks you’d need to stone a harlot

I have just watched a documentary about Swedish jihadis, _Det Svider i Hjärtat,_ which has not, so far as I know, been discussed in England, though it has been shown at the Barbican, something I only found out while posting. … Continue reading

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Tony Judt interview, as requested

This was written for the Guardian, which for some reason never used it; the only other one of my profiles to suffer that fate was Benny Morris. I suspect that fear of endless I/P thrashes played a role in both … Continue reading

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Truncated brain processes

And you, too can be left looking like Cletus the slack-jawed yokel if you just read this. Part of me feels a twinge of shame for the _Spectator_ that Alexander Chancellor edited. This is what might be called the nut … Continue reading Continue reading

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What could be more agreeable

than to see the Eurabia crowd denouncing anyone else as paranoid fascist nutters? Yet this is the spectacle offered by the latest schism on the far right. The paleofascist nutters around the Brussels Journal hate muslims, of course (no linky … Continue reading

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There had to be a youtube post sometime

And [“here you are”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52J5_Es8O60]. It has no soundtrack and no colour. Courtesy of TNH, it is newsreel footage from the last twenty minutes of life in the trenches at the Somme, before the men go over the top, which they … Continue reading Continue reading

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A very quick further note on censorship

I have been discussing with the imperfectly Voltairean Mrs T. in comments the sort of grounds on which modern states actually censor, rather than those which they pretend to themselves they apply. In particular, I want to argue that notions … Continue reading Continue reading

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Weasel me up

Out they come, dazed and bewlidered,[1] from their bunkers to explain what they meant all along. “The latest is Sir David Manning,”:http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2167834,00.html Blair’s ambasador to Washington, who told the _New Statesman:_ bq. “He [Mr Blair] believed the WMD story. It’s … Continue reading

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Reading from left to right

[“Blair, Bush, Brown”:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/n/a/2007/07/13/international/i113736D68.DTL&o=0&type=bondage] — the _San Francisco Chronicle_ captures the essence of our position. Continue reading

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Jesus H F Christ

Good luck to the _Wall Street Journal:_ here is the news from another part of Murdoch empire. Is there, really, any term for this propaganda but “fascist”? via “Larry Moran”:http://sandwalk.blogspot.com/2007/07/socialized-medicine-will-make-america.html Continue reading

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