Alex Massie

Quote for the Day | 12 August 2008

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Yes, I mentioned this post earlier. But...

But the very most obvious thing about today's XXXX is how internally varied and contradictory it is, how many opposite things various of its people want, how likely-to-be-false any generalization is...

XXXX here is China but it could just as usefully be the United States of America. That's something foreign correspondents and, just as importantly, foreign editors need to bear in mind at all times. And not necessarily only with regard to America and China either...

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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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