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01-11-2020, 23:14   #1
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Robert Fisk - RIP

Encyclopaedic knowledge of the Middle East, upright journalist, a gentleman who will be missed. RIP
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Sorry to hear this. I have enjoyed listening to many an interview with him. Such knowledge and understanding of middle east affairs.
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RIP.
His historical account of Ireland during the emergency, "In time of War", is highly recommended
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A great man, we might never see his like again.
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RIP.
His historical account of Ireland during the emergency, "In time of War", is highly recommended

Agreed: that was his Ph.D. topic. He had a formidable memory and his knowledge extended far beyond the Middle East. A debate with him could be stopped in its tracks (in the nicest and politest of ways) by his ability to link very diverse and arcane factors into his argument and leave one dumbfounded. He never took news at face value and always questioned its source and more importantly its back-story. That’s what made him such a great journalist.
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