Some years ago Radio Left Wing ran a late night programme of light classical music. I think it started at eleven and went for one hour. Adolf rarely missed it.
The theme for the programme was a piece called 'The Gadfly' by Russian composer Dimitriy Shostakovich. I'm told correct pronunciation has the emphasis on the second, rather than third, syllable.
I happened to have a CD playing in the car the other day and on came The Gadfly.
In the twilight of Obama's disastrous presidency I can think of few themes which so aptly describe his dubious tenure.
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