Patrick O’Connor Meets Edgardo Cozarinsky

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In her introduction to Edgardo Cozarinsky’s collection of stories, Urban Voodoo (first published in Buenos Aires in 1985), Susan Sontag defined him as a filmmaker turned writer. She wrote that his tales, with their unforgettable visual descriptions, belonged to a tradition of ‘rueful, semi-hallucinatory depictions of … the strangeness of modern city life’. In the […]

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Times of Terror

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The fifth anniversary of 9/11 has inevitably seen a spate of books and television films, most notably Touchstone Productions’ outstanding The Path to 9/11 (outstanding because of its honest depiction of Islamist psychopaths), which was shown on BBC2, and Melanie Phillips’s impassioned Londonistan (Gibson Square).

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John Laughland on a Half Century of Unrest at the UN

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Since the end of the Cold War, two positions have seemed to harden on the United Nations, whose fiftieth anniversary falls this year. On the one hand, warmongers in the United States and Britain regard the organisation with contempt, seeing it as a conspiracy of Euro-weenies and Third-World dictators to prevent the onward march of […]

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