Tag Archives: The Daily Beast

Political Roundup

Waugh’s novel Scoop tops the list of those works cited in this week’s political press: –Tina Brown writes on the 10th anniversary of her news website The Daily Beast and recalls the selection of its name: A vexing problem in … Continue reading

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V S Naipaul (More)

More articles have come to light in which V S Naipaul’s attitude toward the writings of Evelyn Waugh is discussed: In the online newspaper The Daily Beast there is a story by Alice McNearney about the accidental destruction of Naipaul’s … Continue reading

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Waugh and Brit Grift

The online newspaper The Daily Beast (which owes its name to a fictional newspaper in Scoop) recently ran a story by James Kirchick entitled “The Brit Grifters and the Designated American Suckers.” This suggests a history of British residents whose careers have hit a wall in their … Continue reading

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The Daily Beast on The Daily Beast

In an article in the online newspaper The Daily Beast, Robert Bateman describes the origin of the paper’s name. He recounts how the 1935 Abyssinian War was influenced by the First Abyssinian War of 1895-96, which Italy lost disastrously. Benito Mussolini was 13 … Continue reading

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Floreat Bullingdon

The Daily Beast has published an article by Nick Mutch reviewing the history of Oxford’s Bullingdon Club. The private and secretive club has been much in the news lately because of the membership of three leading Conservative Party politicians: David … Continue reading

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