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Reasons to hate the Olympics, 1: the media

First in what could be a conceivably endless series of posts on the smell of bullshit floating around the Olympic Games. Exhibit A is this shockingly inept piece of journalism from the Guardian, who a few months ago decided it … Continue reading

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Soft power is the power to attract

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/analysis/analysis_20111024-2100a.mp3 “The frontline of the battle for men’s minds is clearly drawn. The British Council and the BBC World Service share joint top billing on the UK government’s inventory of cultural diplomacy assets. Both are widely regarded as ‘soft power’, … Continue reading

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