Monthly Archives For October 2008

THIS is how to run a country!!

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Si! Is Mohamed el-Hutt, the proud and once-mighty king of Morocco, sat with one of his smoking hookahs, played by Mariah Carrie, American songbird and daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Booby Fischer. His real name,…

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Darfur: the dangers of celebrity imperialism

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Darfur: the dangers of celebrity imperialism A measured summary of perspectives on Darfur which disputes the indiscriminate use of the word 'genocide'. With authorities such as Rony Brauman, co-founder of Médicins sans frontières, Alex De…

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Cultural Dyspepsia

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As a teenager watching Clive James on the TV of a Sunday night, I was never quite sure what to make of his combination of sparkling wit and sneering sarcasm. He was undeniably funny and…

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October 23rd Morning: The Recession Diaries

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To kick public sector workers around the block is in danger of becoming an officially recognised sport; bloated, inefficient, over-paid – and don’t even mention pensions.  Tony O’Brien is opining on the best instrument – scalpel or chainsaw –…

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