Alex Massie

Great Moments in Analysis: Argentine Edition

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I don't really have anything to say about the death of Nestor Kirchner and nor, it seems, do the analysts consulted by the New York Times:

His death could either bolster or hurt Mrs. Kirchner’s political prospects, analysts said.

Well that clears that up.

On the one hand this is typical of the he-said, she-said approach that bedeveils American newspapers; on the other it's a welcome and sadly all-too-unusual admission that, actually, most of the time most people don't know anything and the most honest answer to most political questions is Who the Hell Can Tell?

[Hat-tip: Sacha Issenberg]

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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