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Norm Geras, one of my favorite British bloggers, asked me to fill out one of his famed profiles. Only too happy to oblige: What is your favourite piece of political wisdom? > Orwell's famous line about the Spanish Civil War … Read More

By / November 23, 2007

Norm Geras, one of my favorite British bloggers, asked me to fill out one of his famed profiles. Only too happy to oblige:

What is your favourite piece of political wisdom? > Orwell's famous line about the Spanish Civil War can and should be applied to any historical circumstance or news organization: 'The raping and butchering in Chinese cities, the tortures in the cellars of the Gestapo, the elderly Jewish professors flung into cesspools, the machine-gunning of refugees along the Spanish roads – they all happened, and they did not happen any the less because the Daily Telegraph has suddenly found out about them when it is five years too late.'

If you could effect one major policy change in the governing of your country, what would it be? > Socialize healthcare.

What would you do with the UN? > Get it to uphold its own resolutions.

What do you consider to be the main threat to the future peace and security of the world? > The fusion of religion and technology.

Do you think you could ever be married to, or in a long-term relationship with, someone with radically different political views from your own? > I am, but I never have to sleep on the couch because of it.

In what circumstances would you be willing to lie? > 'I absolutely loved your interpretative dance sequence.'

What would you call your autobiography? > Why Should You Care?

Where would you most like to live (other than where you do)? > London or Prague.

What would your ideal holiday be? > After my over-insured yacht sinks off the Italian Riviera, I'm invited to stay with Monica Bellucci at her villa while Vincent Cassel is away shooting Ocean's Fourteen.

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