Hugh McManners

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Russians are Not Fools!

TIME and other US news outlets are trying to present Russian people as believing all the various internet nonsense stories that incidents like the Malaysian Airlines tragedy invariably create.  That MH17 was loaded with dead...

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ISIS Extremism is a Good Thing

The big danger with ISIS  is if ordinary people take them seriously.   It’s clear that the radicalisation of their followers is crude and extreme; even Osama Bin Laden urged them to temper their ruthlessness....

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D-Day and Media Enthusiasm for War

The poignant D-Day remembrance ceremonies have as ever been turned into a media circus. The BBC has trotted out the same tired old formulae they use at such events synonymous with Royal Weddings, Trooping...

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Nobody Wants Ukraine – and never did…

Among the many things conveniently forgotten in this recent Ukraine crisis,  is that the EU was never going to accept Ukraine for membership.  It’s too corrupt and disorganised with politicians who are down-right bad. In...

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Edward St Aubyn Baffles Me

I’ve just read a long article in the New Yorker about English literary fiction writer Edward St Aubyn. The Yanks have so many great modern writers, I’m baffled as to why do they want...

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Big Mistake not to Understand Russia

What a difference twenty years makes…  We used to have intelligence experts who understood Russia, through all its turmoils from Imperial serfdom, communism, Soviet Union through to western acolyte as a Democracy-in-Waiting.  But all...

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Inequality has Grounded the Star Man

I’ve just read a leaflet from The Socialist Party, punting for the European Parliament Elections in two weeks, as part of the World Socialist Movement.  I loved what I read.  But it’s not a solution....