Category Archives: A Correspondent’s Progress

A Few True Statements on the Ukrainian Revolution

(If you can read Spanish, I just published a novel based on my experiences as a Wall Street Journal covering the Maidan revolution of 2014 and the subsequent war. You can have a look here or here in Amazon.) I … Continue reading

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This Picture Was the Turning Point for the Vietnam War 50 Years Ago

This picture, taken at the turning moment of the Vietnam war 50 years ago exactly, had a very significant contribution towards U.S. defeat: Stephen J. Morris explains: The classic episode (of media manipulation), one that had a huge effect on … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh and Sword of Honour’s Ending

In 2001, the then-not-so-famous Daniel Craig was talked into filming a long TV movie based on the most underrated novel of the 20th century, Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour. I recently watched it, and I highly recommend it to all … Continue reading

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A Correspondent’s Progress (3)

So I wrote this letter to the Times Literary Supplement, in May this year: Interesting that Gallipoli's black legend never goes away: comes to show the importance of shaping public perception pic.twitter.com/zyxj40cGX7 — David Román (@dromanber) May 22, 2016 Then, … Continue reading

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A Correspondent’s Progress (2)

In the second part of his memoirs, titled The Infernal Grove, Malcolm Muggeridge shows his hand early (by page 19, to be precise) by musing on that strange thing, innocence, which he calls “often a quality of worldly success, as … Continue reading

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A Correspondent’s Progress (1)

“So I began, and the words seemed to come of themselves; like lying as a child, or as a faithless lover; words pouring out of one in a circumstantially false explanation of some suspicious circumstance. The more glib, the greater … Continue reading

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