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Saw this in 'The Times' last Friday, thought it was interesting:
[From the Media Diary]
'The readers of the Weekly Standard, bible of American neo-conservatives and
a distant colonial cousin of this newspaper [owned by Murdoch then...], have
an unusual grasp of foreign affairs. In its Question of the Week section,
readers were asked to nominate a fourth member for George W.Bush's Evil Axis
of Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Syria was suggested by 32 per cent of
readers, Libya by 7 per cent, but the runaway winner was France which polled
41 per cent.'
I guess the memories of the French nearly bringing down GATT still rankles
with the readers of the Weekly Standard. Either that or the meaning of
'axis of evil'- which went down incredibly badly in Europe, particularly
within the corridors of the EU- means something very different to right wing
Hence, and here's the memetics link, how could anyone argue that it's the
idea of an 'axis of evil' that's the meme, as I presume some would?
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