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Blair at Chilcot: 'the Superbowl of self-justification'

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Blair at Chilcot: 'the Superbowl of self-justification'. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (30 Jan 2010). Blog.

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Abstract

Tony Blair’s resolute, unchanging, self-affirming appearance at the impotent Chilcot Inquiry reminded us of the Politician’s Virility Dilemma. If they change their minds or admit fault then they are seen as weak. If they stick to their guns they are seen as strong but wrong. We in the media and the public can enjoy 20-20 hindsight while those who make history are doomed to live in it.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 08:29
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 08:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77743

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