Some forms of prejudice are completely acceptable in "progressive, anti-racist" western society — and indulging in them will actually boost — and not hinder your career. I was looking forward to having a break, at least for a few hours, from the anti-Russian conspiracy theories and the crude Russophobia currently doing the rounds. But there was to be no respite.
When Murder On The Orient Express was published in 1934 its author Agatha Christie was known as the Queen of Crime and copies raced off the shelves. The book was turned into a film starring Albert Finney as her Belgian detective Hercule Poirot 40 years later and was immediately nominated for six Academy Awards. Indeed, it generated so much interest that a re-released version of the novel sold three million copies in that year alone.
The world of UK "literary festivals" is an incredibly cliquey one — open to a certain approved few — an upper 'caste' of well-connected "Inside the Tenters," who can be sure to say the right things, whether its bashing Russia (de rigeur in 2017), or calling for "regime-change" in Syria. Don't Call Us, We Call You!
I criticised Russian govt on @RT_com only last week Andrew to say they’ve been far too nice and restrained in their response against the warmongering NeoCon McCarthyites & serial defamers trying to get the channel taken off air. https://t.co/PGPxIMG4Uj
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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