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The Guardian’s War-Lite

  • October 08, 2014
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When the British liberal press supports the UK’s wars, it generally does so from a very different perspective to the tabloid press.   Unlike the Sun, it doesn’t make jokes about drones or entertain its readers with bloodthirsty ‘gotcha’ moments.

Like the Observer, in its famous editorial in support of the Iraq war, it always comes...

Last Flight of the Liberal Bombardiers

  • September 09, 2013
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Liberal interventionism is a serious business that requires tough, decisive men who are ready for the long haul, not sissies or whimps.   No matter how many disasters unfold, no matter how many times the outcome of these interventions departs from their original predictions and expectations, such men must always ready for the next one,...

Iraq: The Liberal Combat Team is Back

  • February 27, 2013
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‘It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation,’ General William Tecumseh Sherman once declared, when looking back on the American Civil War.

Sherman’s indictment was aimed at the civilians and politicians who he believed were largely...

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