Thursday, 27 October 2011
Every sentence a lie
I was tempted not to read the article in today's Guardian about Libya by their Stalinist columnist Seumas Milne. I knew a) exactly what it would say and b) it would be awful even by his low standards.
Reading it, I kept in mind Trotsky's remark that every sentence Stalin wrote contained a lie, and some of them two. It works with this article too, try it for yourself.
The real puzzle is why the supposedly liberal, human rights promoting Guardian allows its coverage of international politics to be written by an unrepentant Stalinist.