Would you buy a used car from this man?

"dripping paternalism"

I’ve been collecting material for some time, in order to post some personal musings about the current American ambassador to Bulgaria, who crash-landed here at the beginning of 2010.

Totally appropriately, his name is Warlick.

(Just for fun, run a MS Word spell-check on his name, and see what that throws up.)

So, I was pleased to be alerted to this article in Commentary, a US site that describes itself as “America’s premier monthly magazine of opinion and a pivotal voice in American intellectual life. Since its inception in 1945, and increasingly after it emerged as the flagship of neoconservatism in the 1970s [ugh! – my comment], the magazine has been consistently engaged with several large, interrelated questions: the fate of democracy and of democratic ideas in a world threatened by totalitarian ideologies…” etc, etc..

It seems, then, it’s not only certain Bulgarian politicians and Sofia-based ex-pats who find this person an irritable pimple on the backside of diplomacy.

More on this person in due course. Meantime, merely to tease: imagine the pillow-talk with his wife, who happens to be the US ambassador to neighbouring Serbia. Which one of you had the impertinence to mutter “conflict of interest”?

Source [1]: Commentary

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One Response to “Would you buy a used car from this man?”

  1. Slavianka Moundrova-Nedelcheva Says:

    Dear philinsofia,
    On July 8, 2011 I created a Facebook group – “August 6, 2011 – a day without James Warlick”:
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/105041279592687/
    Maybe a week later other people created a Facebook page – “Day without James Warlick”, which became much more popular than my group, but the common target was hit.
    A friend sent me link to your post and the article in Commentary. I translated the two pieces and posted them in the group and in my blog.
    Slavianka Moundrova-Nedelcheva from Sofia

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