Apologies for the slightly self-serving and icky post, but … a commenter seems to have taken exception to my earlier rather mild observations on the media tart and western sycophant known as the Dalai Lama. Apparently, I am a ‘Stalinist and an apologist for the strong-arm tactics of the Maoists and the PRC‘. Oh my, what a compliment. Must add that to the list of glowing assessments in my ‘about’ page.