A semi-secret shame of mine is that I’m actually quite fond of the United States and its inhabitants. Yes, they consume natural resources far in excess of their share. Yes, their cultural dominance of the world is often cloying and inescapable. Yes… um, oil and stuff (this is The Independent, after all).
Yet something about the [...]
The London Review of Books pretends to be a sophisticated intellectual journal that publishes fine writing, often at some length. Which, some of the time, it does. It also publishes some appalling so-called leftist tosh, such as Mary Beard writing that America “had it coming” on 9/11, and it is rigidly anti-Israel.
That is because it [...]
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