M J Akbar

  • Every electorate may or may not get the government it deserves. Voters can fall for a bluff: if they did not believe a promise so sincerely, they might not punish an incumbent so severely either. But every political party certainly deserves the advertising it gets. The first advertisement of the ...

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  • America’s track record in starting wars has been, shall we say, a bit unworthy of European Great Power standards. It lingered rather than leapt, even in the three defining world wars of the 20th century. It needed substantial persuasion by Britain, not to mention some serious stupidity by the ...

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