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I used to be a perfectionist, but I now realise that it is the plague of modern life

By Susan Greenberg   June 1999

There is something about the criticism of Nato bombing in Serbia which strikes an odd note. It is not that the critics are necessarily “wrong,” or that the Nato action is “right.” It is the feeling of a mismatch: that they are criticising the wrong war.

If one thing is clear about the Kosovo affair, it is that we have entered new and uncharted territory and are making policy as we go along. Yet most of the critics of the Nato action are certain that the government, Nato, Washington or the “west” are wrong. Harold Pinter’s recent burblings on Newsnight,…

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