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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The 'liberal' press shamed

The British novelist James Flint reviews Noam Chomsky's Failed States. He begins with an apt reference to Roth's The Plot Against America. It is a sober summary without innuendo, sarcasm or the usual accusations of "anti-Americanism" (indeed, Flint suggests Chomsky is merely following the real democratic tradition of the USA). You'd expect to see this in the so-called liberal press. Instead they produced nonsense from the astonishingly inept Peter Beaumont and the repellent Emma Brockes. Flint's review is actually in the decidedly-conservative Daily Telegraph. The world doesn't seem quite so deranged anymore.

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