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Gaza in Ruins

  • February 23, 2015
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More than eight months after Israel’s latest high-tech onslaught on Gaza, large sections of Gaza City continue to resemble the dead cities left over from twentieth century saturation bombing or 21st century ‘chimneyvilles’ that Sherman’s army left in Atlanta and Georgia.    Looking at the shocking photographs of the devastation during the last week or...

Jonathan Freedland is tired

  • November 25, 2012
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Pity the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland.    Looking down from his column at the smouldering aftermath of Israel’s bloody assault on Gaza Strip, the wise sage confesses himself afflicted by ‘a deep fatigue with this struggle, with the actions of both sides and, sometimes especially, with their cheerleaders abroad.’

Goodness.   What has caused this...

Hari Goes Down

  • June 28, 2011
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Can’t say I’m sorry – or surprised – that The Independent’s Johann Hari has been caught out inserting quotations from his interviewees’ books or articles in his own interview/profiles and then passing them off as his own quotes.   I’ve always found his writing wheedling, bombastic and manipulative, and his analyses of people and events...

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