Archive for the 'Non-Stoppers' Category

The Sensible Neocon

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

Francis Fukuyama is a rare breed: a sensible and reflexive Neocon.
If anybody had been reading carefully what I said about the end of history, it was never that any given society today is capable of going through a democratic revolution … economic development matters, culture matters, and if you’ve got a society with these extremely […]

Cabaret Volte-face

Friday, October 27th, 2006

I don’t want to wax my own johnson here, but it’s quite gratifying to find out that two of my favourite bloggers don’t think with their Suzanne Dandoos* when it comes to Iraq.
Johann Hari:
I haven’t written about Iraq recently, because I think those of us who supported this catastrophic invasion should apologise and then have […]

Decent Left admits Iraq is a failure

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

The devastation and extreme carnage that has enveloped Iraq over the last 18 months has finally(!) caused many of the Pro-war or “Decent” Left (precipitated by the Johns Hopkins/Lancet reports possibly) to change their minds.
Most notably this includes Norman Geras, theorist and chief “monger” of the pro-war Left movement. In a post on his blog, Norm has finally admitted that Iraq has […]

Blair’s Body Count

Monday, August 7th, 2006

At a Downing Street reception not long ago, a guest had the temerity to ask Tony Blair: “How do you sleep at night, knowing that you’ve been responsible for the deaths of 100,000 Iraqis?” The Prime Minister is said to have retorted: “I think you’ll find it’s closer to 50,000.”
The New Statesman cover story by […]

Intellectual GBH

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Beaumont wants to establish that he is a Good Person: “I was opposed to what I believed was an illegal war in Iraq … I, too, have been troubled by the consequences of occupation”. But he’s not like Chomsky, because “I reject Chomsky’s view that American misdeeds are printed through history like the lettering in […]

Songs To Kill Arabs To

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Marine corporal makes a music video about killing members of an Iraqi family. He says the song is a joke.

“It’s a song that I made up and it was nothing more than something supposed to be funny, based off a catchy line of a movie,” Cpl. Joshua Belile said in Wednesday’s Daily News of Jacksonville.
The […]

Nixiety Attack

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Ever heard of nixiety? Its a neologism for the emotion that drives a well known journalist to post an article on the local election results in Tower Hamlets that draws more attention to his own prejudices than he probably intended.
Once again, we find a slice of the electorate in a poor part of Britain that […]

Euston Heavy

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Christopher Hitchens has come out with all guns blazing in support of the Iraq War on today’s Sunday Times. But then he would, wouldn’t he. Its more of the same snarling Iraq-is-a-success envangelism we have come to expect from the Fat White Duke: Yes the Iraq War has been a cracking success and not least […]

Bush was right

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Euston Mainifesto to music.

Is this a race thing?

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

With the Euston Manifesto continuing to animate the blogsophere, the E-team at Harry’s Place are still incensed that people aren’t embracing it to their hearts, committing its words to memory nor chanting Hail Norms on their rosaries. The post is a ‘humurous’ look at some of quotes from blogs who have criticised the Manifesto. Number […]

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