Religion Is the New Politics: Blair Reveals Philosophy at Launch of Faith Foundation
Macintyre, James, The Independent (London, England)
Such is the relentlessness of Tony Blair's public immersion into matters of faith these days that Alastair Campbell's "we don't do God" assertion in Downing Street has now been fully exposed for what it was: a skilful piece of diversionary spin.
Yesterday, the former prime minister was in New York, launching the Tony Blair Faith Foundation at the headquarters of Time Warner, having told Time magazine that promoting inter-faith dialogue and co- operation was "how I want to spend the rest of my life".
For Mr Blair, rhetorically and professionally, religion is the new politics. Introduced by Bill Clinton to a more sympathetic audience than he might receive in the UK, …
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