Impolite Politics

Dr. Dalrymple is reminded of having been a guest in an Albanian jail after seeing a certain familiar gesture from Mr. Erdogan on television over at Takimag.

The behavior of Messrs. Erdogan and Michel was, to me, shocking. It was as if reasons of state rendered common decency unnecessary. It was not merely unchivalrous (such a charge would probably now seem an anachronism, if not possibly retrograde, to anyone under 60), but coarse. I have no solution to offer.

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