Monday, September 22, 2003

Separated at birth?

Compare Ted Byfield, the founder of my old magazine and Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's Prime Minister during the 1950s and early 1960s.

Ted remains one of my journalistic heroes, and he still has a weekly column in the Edmonton Sun that is well worth reading and usually addresses national issues.

Aussie leftists of the 1960s, by the way, nicknamed Mr. Menzies "Ming" after a supposed resemblance to actor Charles Middleton as Ming the Merciless in the Flash Gordon serials. I wouldn't agree, but see what you think.