Friday, December 10, 2010

Nothing New Under the Sun

All this furor about leaked diplomatic notes really is nothing new. Diplomats have been saying in private what they would never say in public for years. Take the note reproduced above, from the British Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Sir Archibald Clark Kerr, in correspondence with Lord Reginald Pembroke. At the height of the World War of 1939 - 1945, you would think they might have other things on their mind.


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1 reader comments:

Anonymous said...

If the Turkish gent had been posted to the Vatican and invited to join the ultra secret 'Lucifer Lodge', no doubt they'd have made him change his first name to "Mephista".