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The week that was

The best of the NS blogs this week

The Rod Liddle affair by George Eaton

Rod Liddle defends himself against accusations of racism. Spectator bloggers past and present get involved . . . Seriously, this comment thread is too good to miss

Obama: cult of personality by Mehdi Hasan

Mehdi Hasan took on Obama's "blind supporters" as the president received his Nobel Prize

War and peace by Simon Reid-Henry

Meanwhile, Simon Reid-Henry brought us a series of blogs from Oslo

Prescott on bulimia by Sophie Elmhirst

Some extras from our interview with the ex-deputy PM this week

Is a March election back on? by George Eaton

George Eaton explored the possibility of a March election