“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

John Wight: Bang To Rights.

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Fresh is Grass has a superb post on the Kitsch British anti-imperialism and John Wight’s strange interpretation of the US/Israel relationship:

“John Wight is prone to compare Israel to various fearsome beasts. The “hydra-headed monster” was a good one. This time Israel is a “vicious bulldog” towing its master along on its leash. Idley contemplating the sort of creature John Wight reminds me of has been quite interesting.”

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Written by modernityblog

28/09/2008 at 01:09

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  1. Some kind of burrower, I thought.


    28/09/2008 at 01:14

  2. Would you recommend Bernard Porter’s ‘The Lion’s Share: Short History of British Imperialism’ (which I noticed in your Library Thing)?


    28/09/2008 at 01:16

  3. Hmm, that’s a question

    to tell you the truth I can’t remember

    I do buy a lot dip in, put down and read something else, I have brought more than my share of less-than-perfect works of history, so I tend to scan scholarly reviews before making a sensible purchase

    my impression is that its not too bad, seems to be used on a few university book lists.

    sorry I can’t be more definitive 🙂



    28/09/2008 at 16:43

  4. Oh I’m glad somebody else does that (the squirrelling of books). I read soooo much slower than I buy.


    28/09/2008 at 18:59

  5. […] announced plans for a six-week lecture tour.” Update 2: Silly me, I had forgot that I have covered Wight’s disgusting views before. Possibly related posts: (automatically […]

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