Blair interviews Blair, Jerusalem, 2011 by Tom Sastry

The great work of persuasion continues.

It is a beautiful day. The smell of lemons.

He does what he can. I ask him why

he does it for nothing when his time is so

precious. The answer is simple. There is

an emergency. A perversion of faith.

It is the world’s fight. Of course he has

made mistakes. But he saw the fight

where others could not. He saw that Terror

is not just a few bombs. It is a creed

of death, masquerading as religion.

In Kosovo and Sierra Leone he showed

that when we stand for our values,

the common values of the world, it is not

Imperialism. It is the purest form of charity.

That is why he takes no payment. The work

is hard. Not everyone sees what he is doing.

The great work of persuasion continues.

..

Tom Sastry lives and writes in Bristol. His debut pamphlet Complicity was published by Smith/Doorstop in October 2016.

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