Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law: Aden and the end of Empire by Aaron Edwards

Lobster Issue 68 (Winter 2014) FREE

[PDF file]: […] usually for lucre, or under the influence of ‘gat’ (khat, a chewed stimulant). Under interrogation, they emitted ‘bloodcurdling squeals’ – not ‘cries’. Cairo Radio didn’t just broadcast propaganda, but ‘spouted’ it, ‘gutterally’. Their supporters – at the UN, for example – ‘ranted’. Not all these expressions come from Mitchell’s mouth; many of them are […]

Thatcher’s Secret War by Clive Bloom

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[PDF file]: […] rogue elements in the government, military and secret services seemed to have free rein to distort facts and even kill opposition voices under the camouflage of black propaganda’. (p. 1) Well, yes, something like that, even if that is oddly expressed. But while the author’s thesis is generally correct (we might argue about ‘rogue […]

Gone but not forgotten… (Donald Trump book reviews)

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[PDF file]: […] as Smock was concerned, America was already suffering from ‘a serious political virus’ when the pandemic arrived. ‘Trumpism was spread from person to person with lies, deception, propaganda, and with bullying and smear tactics’. Trump’s rallies were important spreaders of the infection. As a ‘disease of the mind’, it could also be spread by […]

The Hawks of Peace: Notes of the Russian ambassador by Dmitry Rogozin

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[PDF file]: […] of Christianity against the decadence of Western social liberalism (hence the anti-PC stance of the current regime).1 ‘Promotion of illegal drugs and of alcoholism, degenerative art, prostitution, propaganda of homosexuality and paedophilia, offences against religious and national feelings are those openly antinational and anti-social manifestations of the perverse liberalism that should be banned unconditionally.’ […]

Labour Takes Power: The Denis MacShane Diaries

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[PDF file]: […] his diary! As far as New Labour’s foreign policy was concerned, MacShane discusses the situation in the Middle East, the demonization of Saddam Hussein by the ‘ propaganda machine’, and ‘the plain fact . . . that overthrowing a tyrant in the Middle East just opens Pandora’s Box and we have no politics of […]

The View from the Bridge

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[…] Sadly – and stupidly – access to it is £30.27 However its thesis can seen from the abstract: or 22 Paul Lashmar and James Oliver, Britain’s Secret Propaganda War 1948-1977 (Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1998) 23 or 24 25 Christopher Mayhew, War of Words: a Cold War Witness (London: I. B. Tauris, 1998) p. 46. […]

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