“But what about …” is a time-honoured diversionary tactic that has become alarmingly prevalent over the past four years. Photo: Shutterstock “But what about …” is a time-honoured diversionary tactic that has become alarmingly prevalent over the past four years. Photo: Shutterstock
“But what about …” is a time-honoured diversionary tactic that has become alarmingly prevalent over the past four years. Photo: Shutterstock
Simon Parry
Opinion

Opinion

Simon Parry

The Donald Trump presidency is ending, can we wave goodbye to whataboutisms, too?

  • Whataboutisms emerged from Soviet-era Russia as a way of deflecting criticism by making a counteraccusation
  • Questioning any sinister aspect of life in Asia has been impossible since Donald Trump took office

“But what about …” is a time-honoured diversionary tactic that has become alarmingly prevalent over the past four years. Photo: Shutterstock “But what about …” is a time-honoured diversionary tactic that has become alarmingly prevalent over the past four years. Photo: Shutterstock
“But what about …” is a time-honoured diversionary tactic that has become alarmingly prevalent over the past four years. Photo: Shutterstock
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