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Hidden atrocities, scandals amid a cacophony of distraction

In the English-speaking world, politics has ceased even to pretend to be about making a better world, and now is all about distraction from endemic failure. To a degree, this has always been true, but in the past, competent media and dissenting intellectuals held politicians’ feet to the fire. Now, intelligent commentary is drowned out […]

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