Hitch reviews A Journey, by Tony Blair, doling out praise when it is due, but saving as the best insults the ones Blair wrote for himself:

Looking back on his decision to resign when he wasif he does say so himself“at the height of [his] powers,” he notes ruefully but unironically, “My constituency in the media had evaporated.” It is an oddly telling phrase, as if nobody had ever whispered to him that this is what happens to people who look upon the media as their “constituency” in the first place.

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