I named it after a book about her UN mission because I thought she was a fascinating and symbolic character who reached apotheosis in that role: a non-Jewish neoconservative with a personal and political trajectory from socialism to representing the Reagan administration on the world stage. This echoed a lot of the themes and complexities present in the right wing of the Labour party at the time and that I knew I would be writing about on the blog.
It was a mistake, though, and I’ve regretted using the name for years. It wasn’t supposed to be a gleeful endorsement of the Reagan doctrine in South America but obviously I should have known that would be the only way it would be interpreted. An old Dissensus poster called Crackerjack told me that would happen as soon as he saw it, but I ignored him. I mean, I didn’t really think it mattered anyway because nobody ever read it, but now here you are telling everybody I want to kills nuns. I’ve been thinking of taking it off the internet for a while now as I don’t really rate most of the stuff on there anyway, but this has definitely made me think it is time.