Final Word from Thursday, March 10, 2011

In the first book of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, the girl with the dragon tattoo turns the tables on her tormentor by secretly filming his vile acts with a camera built into a backpack. Larsson's heroine cum filmmaker is unaware of the villain's secretpolice ties, and her disk ends up causing the death of about a dozen people and very nearly her own. It's not yet clear how many "deaths" will be caused by Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek's threat to release a secret video of a meeting of leading dailies and newsweeklies regarding their response to the VAT hike, but the preemptive reaction of MFD suggests that some rather embarrassing stuff must have been committed to disk. And Kalousek's later denial that he even has a video suggests that his own hands might not be so clean either. Could it be that Kalousek's feared FAÚ secret-police unit has its own field team that until now no one has been aware of?

Glossary of difficult words

to turn the tables on someone - to reverse one’s position relative to someone else; to go from a position of disadvantage to one of advantage;

vile - morally bad, wicked;

cum - together with, plus;

hike - a sharp increase, esp. in price;

preemptive - serving to prevent an attack by disabling the enemy;

field team - a team of agents or representatives who operate on the ground as conditions demand.


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