Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Garton-Ash Rewrite of History

Here's Timothy in his Guardian column today:

"One of the most supremely ludicrous moments in recent European history came in 1991, when Jacques Poos hurried to inform the Slovenes, then trying to break away from Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia, that small countries had no future in Europe".

And another 'supremely ludicrous' moment, is when a regular columnist in one of Britain's leading newspapers can't even get his facts right. Slobodan Milosevic was not the leader of Yugoslavia 1991- Ante Markovic was. But then again, when Slobo is concerned, why let little things like facts get in the way?

UPDATE: The Guardian today (6th May) published this correction:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/corrections/story/0,,1768986,00.html

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