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Harold Pinter has attacked US foreign policy, and Blair's backing of it, in his Nobel lecture (listen to the lecture here). Pinter, gravely ill with cancer, added that "the majority of politicians" weave "a vast tapestry of lies" to keep themselves in power. He called for an "unflinching, unswerving and fierce intellectual determination as citizens to define the real truth of our lives and our societies". (The transcript doesn't seem to be up on Pinter's official site yet, but presumably will be pretty soon. UPDATE: The Guardian have published the transcript.)

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