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Why I Don’t Read The New Statesman.

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I have already admitted that the New Statesman disappoints me, but as it reflects much of the Metropolitan Elite I can’t say it surprises me.

Dave Rich at the CST takes the trouble to read it carefully, and he doesn’t like what he finds:

“Hasan clearly understands the pitfalls of writing on this subject, and he has genuinely tried to avoid producing an antisemitic article. The problem is that his article is basically just another conspiracy theory. It offers a simplistic argument that completely ignores the hopes, fears, needs and goals of Israelis and Palestinians themselves, or of any other actors in the region, and imagines that the whole problem could be solved by a wave of America’s magic wand (or a shake of its big stick).”

Whilst we are at it we shouldn’t forget this one from 2010, The New Statesman Praises Iran’s President For Not Denying the Holocaust.

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  1. I still subscribe to the NS and it is shocking how downhill the magazine has gone in recent years. It’s become a really odd mixture of Stalinism, right-wing economics, faux radicalism and apologetics for Islam.

    And oh yeh, Peter Wilby said in last week’s issue that seduction was “basically the same as rape”.

    I’m gonna try and get a job there. That’s pretty much the only reason I continue to read it.

    James Bloodworth

    27/05/2011 at 10:55

  2. I think they are living on past glories without a clue about the modern world, or a real desire to relate to it, radically.

    Jobwise, chat with David Allen Green, he might be able to help.


    27/05/2011 at 11:34

  3. Cheers Modernity. Is that the guy who runs the Staggers?

    James Bloodworth

    30/05/2011 at 10:16

  4. No, but a very decent lawyer, blogger turned columnists, Jack of Kent, who writes for them


    30/05/2011 at 12:58

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