An odd addition to the axis of evil

From: Vincent Campbell (
Date: Wed Feb 13 2002 - 12:18:37 GMT

  • Next message: Wade T.Smith: "Re: An odd addition to the axis of evil"

    Received: by id MAA18193 (8.6.9/5.3[ref] for from; Wed, 13 Feb 2002 12:33:14 GMT
    Message-ID: <>
    From: Vincent Campbell <>
    To: "''" <>
    Subject: An odd addition to the axis of evil
    Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 12:18:37 -0000
    X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21)
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
    X-Filter-Info: UoS MailScan 0.1 [D 1]
    Precedence: bulk

    Hi everyone,

    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?


    The University of Stirling is a university established in Scotland by
    charter at Stirling, FK9 4LA.  Privileged/Confidential Information may
    be contained in this message.  If you are not the addressee indicated
    in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such
    person), you may not disclose, copy or deliver this message to anyone
    and any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is
    prohibited and may be unlawful.  In such case, you should destroy this
    message and kindly notify the sender by reply email.  Please advise
    immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email
    for messages of this kind.  Opinions, conclusions and other
    information in this message that do not relate to the official
    business of the University of Stirling shall be understood as neither
    given nor endorsed by it.

    =============================================================== This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing) see:

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Wed Feb 13 2002 - 12:42:41 GMT