Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
It has not been a good couple of years for British libertarian conservatives.
First, Andrew Sullivan revealed that he was paid $10,000 by a pharmaceutical
trade association for advertising on his web site, at about the time that his paean
to the pharmaceutical industry came out in the New York Times Magazine.
Now, it seems that Roger Scruton was secretly on the payroll of Japan Tobacco,
which remunerated him for his attacks on the World Health Organization and
other opponents of tobacco. (Here's a link to what his
use to look like.)
Action on Smoking and Health, 8 February 2002 (with links to press accounts).
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 24 March 2002
Our favorite resources on the 11 September attacks and their aftermath
This Week's Links:
Click here for lots of information on Enron!
Bad Faith: The Bush administration often implies that only believers abhor
terrorism (Peter Beinart, The New Republic).
Team Player?: When the AFL-CIO supports Bush over the environment, it only
hurts its long-term health (Natasha Hunter, The American Prospect).
Just What was He Smoking?: Nixon was paranoid, of pot, not because he smoked it
(Gene Weingarten, Washington Post).
Tucker Eskew: American Spin Doctor in London: A key aide to George Bush has helped
Tony Blair rally British support for war (Donald MacIntyre, The Independent).
Britain Accused on Terror War Claim: To rally support for the war, the British
government may have lied about Al-Qaeda's weaponry (Peter Beaumont and Ed Vulliamy, London Observer).
White House, GOP, Squabble over Defense Spending: The Bush administration
wants a $10 billion Pentagon slush fund (Major Garrett, CNN.com).
"Geriatricide" Courtesy of the GOP: The Republicans are abandoning the elderly, and
the Democrats must act now (BajanMan, SmirkingChimp.com).
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