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It’s the Oil

Jim Holt: Iraq’s Lucrative Mess

18 October 2007
... Iraq is ‘unwinnable’, a ‘quagmire’, a ‘fiasco’: so goes the rec eived opinion. But ther e is good reason to think that, from the Bush-Chen ey perspective, it is none of thes e things ...

El egant Extracts

Leah Price: Anthologies

3 February 2000

Good enough for Jesus

Charlotte Brew er

25 January 1990
The State of the Language: 1990 Edition 
edited by Christopher Ricks and Leonard Michaels.
Faber, 531 pp., £17.50, January 1990, 9780571141821
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Clichés and Coinages 
Walter Redfern.
Blackwell, 305 pp., £17.50, October 1989, 0 631 15691 7Show More</a>
Rhetoric: The Wit of Persuasion 
Walter Nash.
Blackwell, 241 pp., £25, October 1989, 0 631 16754 4Show More</a>
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The Uses of al-Qaida

Richard Seymour

13 September 2012
... President Obama has waged war on al-Qaida by drone and by ‘kill list’. Vladimir Putin has hunted al-Qaida in the North Caucasus. The late Colonel Gaddafi, and now Bashar al-Assad, have summoned alliances against it ...

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