HOW CAN I HATE SOMEONE I HAVE NEVER MET?

But I would have to go and live on a desert island or somewhere equally remote and media-free in order to achieve that possibly blissful ignorance. They are everywhere. Their unpleasant faces and voices populate every medium every day, because like it or not, they are much of the raw material of news, and most of us who like to know what is going on in the world, watch/read the news every day.

Go to the pub, or to a restaurant with friends, or a dinner party, and someone (probably more than one someone) will ask, “Well, what do you think of the latest thing that Trump has been up to?” (or Johnson, or Erdogan, or Putin, or Sanders or Macron). One can hardly respond with, “Huh?” or “No idea.” Even though that (perhaps expressed more conversationally) might sometimes be the best way to go. I tread on eggshells these days when it comes to anything to do with politics unless I am 1,000 percent certain that I am in the company of people who think, give or take, somewhat like me. I do not go about actively looking for confrontation or opportunities to ruin dinner parties.

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Dr John Grierson

Dr John Grierson

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Broadcaster, academic, journalist, columnist, humorist. Show- off contrarian. Seriously centrist politics junkie. British Americanophile.