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The Tragedy of The Atlantic

It really isn’t Michael Kelly’s Atlantic anymore, is it? Still a good magazine, but a decidedly and increasingly predictably liberal one. Here’s the preview of the next issue’s cover story which sounds particularly contrary to Kelly’s views on the Brits and the war (though I haven’t read the piece yet):

The Tragedy of Tony Blair

by Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Tony Blair was the one man on earth, writes the veteran British correspondent Geoffrey Wheatcroft, who could possibly have stopped the war in Iraq. But Blair led his people into war against their will, for reasons that were not true—and now his mystique and his promise, almost JFK-like when he came into office, are shattered. “The man who not so long ago seemed a new ideal in himself,” Wheatcroft concludes, “now stands alone, truly a great tragic figure.”

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