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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). Website.

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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.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
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
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 08:29
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:26

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