Dec 28, 2005

From the mixed up files of George Monbiot

Let me see if I've got this right: On the one hand, the Turks are foolish to censor Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk for "denigrating Turkishness" because everyone in Turkey knows that the charge is code for the Armenian genocide.

Nobody in Britain, however, knows about British atrocities committed against natives over the years in various British colonies. Even though several books have been written about said atrocities. Ergo, the British are worse than the Turks.

Makes perfect sense.

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