Many thanks for posting Jeremy Goldkorn’s interview with Geremie Barmé. It sparkles with bons mots.
“. . . huge amounts of time and effort will be devoted to ferreting out every sign of change, every possibility of transformation, reform and opening up, every scintilla of difference that can be detected in the obsidian surface of Party control.”
” . . . the Tsar-like Putin in his glorious isolation at the end of his priapic white conference table.”
“A vast and majestic land is reduced to the sorry and pathetic scale of noxious self-regard.”
Marvelous, simply marvelous!
A. E. Clark