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A few tart words on Barack Obama

Mr Obama has created or been created by a moment in history.  It is a mixed blessing, this triumph. Whilst it is good that the US has overcome years of racism to produce a black president, it is less obviously good that a man has been elected president because he is black. No way out of that conundrum, probably, but it sours things a little. Read more...

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09 November 2008

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Politics & campaigns

Top movie: “The Page Turner” (Fr, 2006)

The Page Turner (Fr, 2006). A tale of revenge amongst coolly classical French artistes. Behind the reserve and the good manners, everyone’s highly-strung and sexy and – in one case – thrillingly sadistic. It has a little something of The Secretary. I don’t think this could be made in England:… Read more...

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04 November 2008

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