September 30, 2005

Blair states, without fear of contradiction........

Perhaps it should be "Blair's state and the fear of contradiction."

I just read this Simon Jenkins comment in the Guardian. It's about Blair's very real fear (and loathing) of debate but it includes a, presumably old, joke about Hitler's Nuremberg rallies.
As luck would have it, Wolfgang was a refugee from Nazi Germany. When he felt the hand of "security" on his collar, I wonder if his mind flashed back to his youth. The incident recalls a New Yorker cartoon of a Nuremburg rally. It has the Führer beginning his speech: "I think I may say without fear of contradiction?"
Simon Jenkins is a refugee from Murdoch's The Times. The Guardian has another lament, by John Harris, for the demise of Labour's internal democracy.

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