Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
azangru

Seen in the Spectator a week or two ago — in a surprising article about the Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev and his book «Охота на банкира»:



I remember reading about the word whataboutism, and how it originated from the way the Soviet diplomats responded to accusatory remarks about the Soviet Union. I also remember suddenly realizing, after having watched debates in the British parliament for some time, that the default rhetorical device employed by the arguing politicians is this very whataboutism; that it has become (or perhaps has been for a very long time) as recognizably British, as it is recognizably Russian. Perhaps it’s universal.
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    A beautiful cartoon on the front page of The Week:

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    This is just as bad as a brief exchange with a belligerent guest on a regular news show: Six minutes! Six minutes, during which Rand Paul is…

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    The war on repetitions:

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