hmmm I think we might be in a “creative slump” here at AW; Nick Cohen was “away” on Sunday and all I can really think of to say about this week’s travelogue is “I was not previously aware that the road from the Adriatic to the Baltic ran through Brunei”. Although I suppose that the road to Damascus runs through Baghdad, so I guess the moral is if you’re on a road trip with the Decent Left, make sure that Hitchens doesn’t drive and Aaro doesn’t navigate. Shock horror, Eastern Europe is now better than it was in the Communist days.
No really. There’s nothing to say about this column, other than that it’s the kind of guff that the Observer would only have printed in one of those faintly dodgy supplements produced by “Words, Pictures Inc”. Maybe there’s an angle to it but I’ve been staring at the thing for an hour and I’m coming up dry. Anyone fancy a pint?
Update. Currently listening to:
“I usedta love her, I usedta love her once … long long time ago” The Saw Doctors
“Geburt einer Nation (One Vision)” Laibach