Tag Archives: Barack Obama

“But there’s no danger. It’s a professional career” – Humanitarian intervention in Libya

“Doing precisely what we’ve done eighteen times before is exactly the last thing they’ll expect us to do this time.” – General Melchett, Blackadder Goes Forth. The debates over whether we should intervene in Libya have been another opportunity for … Continue reading

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Paperback Rioter’s Review of 2010

This is the seemingly obligatory end-of-year roundup. Like this blog, this review does not intend to be comprehensive or systematic, and instead hopes to be personal and idiosyncratic. With that in mind, let’s roll: Worst moment of 2010: After delivering … Continue reading

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My interview with Norman Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein is speaking at the University of Birmingham again tonight. So I thought that I would dig this interview I conducted with him for Redbrick out of the archives. I interviewed him in November 2008, and it didn’t get … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Guardian’s Tea Party blogger

I asked Danielle Blake to write something on Lloyd Marcus blogging for the Guardian ahead of the November mid-term elections. The fact that it’s been so late in being put up here is because of my uselessness, not hers. Danielle … Continue reading

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An exploration through the turd-strewn swamp that is the “Ground Zero Mosque” Debate

There have been two stories floating around the news agenda recently that I have wanted to write about. It’s taken this long because I only got round to watching Richard Dawkins’s documentary on Tuesday. The two incidents are useful to … Continue reading

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Another possible Republican nominee for 2012

Following on from Danielle’s blog about Sarah Palin, it seems there’s another darling of the American right who wants to be President in 2012. Bachmann, whose district is a sprawling stretch of farms and small cities, has used her theoretically … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin: President of the United States? (guest post)

Another guest poster now: Danielle Blake on Sarah Palin’s presedential ambitions. She couldn’t name a newspaper she reads. She thought living in the closest state to Russia gave her foreign policy experience. She didn’t understand the role of Vice President … Continue reading

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