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"Man, in a word, has no nature. What he has is - history."

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ivan Rioufol

A fellow blog has made a cottage industry on commenting on the 'Rioufolliene' thought-of-the-day coming out of the op eds of the Figaro. It has everything: vicious attacks on Barack Hussein Obama (no one else has their middle name so relentlessly emphasised), invocations of Islamo-fascism and the Axis of Evil, assertions that the leaders of Iran desire something like nuclear suicide, lamenting of postcolonial 'guilt', and - yes - a narrative that includes Nicolas Sarkozy riding as knight in shining armour to the rhetorical rescue of democracy in Iran.

Read it, just to be reminded that no one has a monopoly on bad faith and the production of mean-spirited, reactionary garbage.



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