Business in the Front, Party in the Back

We start with the least controversial opinions to begin this week’s show, namely, the return of the mullet is not a good idea. After dispensing with that we hit the news from the last week: the FBI raids Mar-a-Lago, Salman Rushdie is attacked in New York State, actress Ann Heche’s fatal accident and the cancellation of comedian Jerry Sadowitz.

In Culture Corner the show returns to its roots with talk about the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon (HBO in the US on August 21, the next day in the UK on Sky Atlantic and NOW.) James delves into A Hero of Our Time (Герой нашего времени) by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (1814-41).

This week’s opening sound is US Attorney General Merrick Garland’s statement on the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home in Florida.

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  1. ToryWarWriter Reagan
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    Listening Delingpole reminds me of listening to James Jesus Angleton.  Nothing was every bright in that world.

    Angleton once said the entire Sino-Soviet split was nothing more that a ruse to lull the west into a false sense of security.

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  2. Taras Coolidge
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    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Listening Delingpole reminds me of listening to James Jesus Angleton. Nothing was every bright in that world.

    Angleton once said the entire Sino-Soviet split was nothing more that a ruse to lull the west into a false sense of security.

    For James, whatever happens is the Deep State.  So they wanted Trump elected — so they could smear him mercilessly?

    They wanted Obama to keep Ukraine weak militarily — then they wanted Trump to build up Ukraine — then they wanted Biden to weaken Ukraine again (with the Nordstream 2 pipeline).

    For generations they wanted the US Embassy to Israel kept out of Jerusalem — then they wanted Trump to move it …

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  3. Leslie Watkins Member
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    Taras (View Comment):

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Listening Delingpole reminds me of listening to James Jesus Angleton. Nothing was every bright in that world.

    Angleton once said the entire Sino-Soviet split was nothing more that a ruse to lull the west into a false sense of security.

    For James, whatever happens is the Deep State. So they wanted Trump elected — so they could smear him mercilessly?

    They wanted Obama to keep Ukraine weak militarily — then they wanted Trump to build up Ukraine — then they wanted Biden to weaken Ukraine again (with the Nordstream 2 pipeline).

    For generations they wanted the US Embassy to Israel kept out of Jerusalem — then they wanted Trump to move it …

    I understand James being highly skeptical of the news. I don’t understand him becoming a reactionary too.

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