How Power Turns Virtue into Vice
Alibhai-Brown, Yasmin, The Independent (London, England)
Tony Blair's memoirs
Will I read Tony Blair's memoir? Maybe skim through it and throw it on a big bonfire of the vanities. Millions would approve of this book-burning, I reckon. Then again, why put oneself through the agony of reading it at all? Do we really think we will discover the real, human, flawed Blair on the pages, prepared to confess all, the Good Catholic he now is?
At the Chilcot Inquiry, he was, as ever, phlegmatic and a trickster, flaunting his iron will and unassailable arrogance, and intimidating the panel. He denied emphasising the 45-minute WMD threat - having totally emphasised it during the Hutton inquiry. He mixed fact and fiction as …
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