Articles by Simon Jenkins

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Greece’s New Finance Minister Looks like a Normal Person – How Refreshing
Simon Jenkins – The Guardian, 9 Feb 2015

With his casual shirt and jeans, Yanis Varoufakis is throwing down the gauntlet to the established European banking order. Greece, and now all of Europe, are suffering because Europe is still being run by and for bankers who simply want their money back. This cannot continue.

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1914: The Great War Has Become a Nightly Pornography of Violence
Simon Jenkins – The Guardian, 11 Aug 2014

The centenary has been seized as a military propaganda opportunity. So-called lessons learned have been ignored or forgotten. Britain’s commemoration of the Great War has lost all sense of proportion. It has become a media theme park, an indigestible cross between Downton Abbey and a horror movie.

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The Bloody Disaster of Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan Is Laid Bare
Simon Jenkins – The Guardian, 25 Nov 2013

Bombs and militia violence make clear the folly of Britain’s wars – the removal of law and order from a nation is devastating.

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Syria and the Middle East: Our Greatest Miscalculation since the Rise of Fascism
Simon Jenkins – The Guardian, 3 Jun 2013

By helping to destroy secular politics in the Middle East, the west has unleashed the Shia/Sunni conflict now tearing it apart.

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Drones Are Fool’s Gold: They Prolong Wars We Can’t Win
Simon Jenkins – The Guardian, 14 Jan 2013

New appointments in the White House hail an era of hands-free warfare. Yet these weapons induce not defeat, but retaliation. The greatest threat to world peace is not from nuclear weapons and their possible proliferation. It is from drones and their certain proliferation. Drones are now sweeping the global arms market. There are some 10,000 said to be in service, of which a thousand are armed and mostly American.

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Simon Jenkins (Times online), 16 Sep 2008

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