Author Archives: marknesop

The Politics Of Desperation

Those who are regular readers here know what I think of Shaun Walker, the British Austin Powers lookalike and blabbermouth-at-large who scribes Russophobic nonsense for The Guardian, The Independent and whoever else will pay him. Naturally, since he sometimes actually … Continue reading

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It Looks as if Your Dead Horse Could Use a Touch of the Lash.

Let’s see…who will we hold up to ridicule today for their fanciful portrayal of current or past events in a manner which is strongly reminiscent of a certain story, in which one ate from different sides of the same mushroom … Continue reading

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The Credibility Gap That Ought To Be

Leap aboard the Lyttenburgh Omnibus; what follows is a looonnngg guest post by Lyttenburgh, one which is going to be like the blind men who are trying to describe an elephant. “An elephant is like a rope”, says the one … Continue reading

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Flirting With Disaster

…Speeding down the fast lane, honey Playin’ from town to town; The boys and I have been burnin’ it up, can’t seem to slow it down. I’ve got the pedal to the floor, our lives are runnin’ faster, Got our … Continue reading

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A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

…I saw a white ladder all covered with water I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s … Continue reading

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It Is What It Isn’t: Fake News Comes of Age as Ideology Trumps Evidence

Our deeds still travel with us from afar; and what we have been makes us what we are. George Eliot, Middlemarch We have arrived, in my opinion, upon the moment in the course of human history which marks the nadir … Continue reading

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A Trial of Spiritual Resolve: Sergey Lavrov’s Speech to the Military Academy of the General Staff

“Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root… Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used, for the ultimate determinant in the struggle … Continue reading

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