American Scipio? An observation by Political Cynic

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https://theintercept.com/2016/09/13/colin-powell-emails/

This is very interesting in terms of palace gossip and as Foreign Policy chatter, but this quote from Powell demonstrates the myth of his political ‘virtue’ in the starkest terms :


‘Powell added in a tangential complaint: “I told you about the gig I lost at a University because she so overcharged them they came under heat and couldn’t any fees for awhile. I should send her a bill.” ‘

Political Cynic

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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