AJR  Cliché Corner
From AJR,   October 1995

Cliché corner   

By Suzan Revah
Suzan Revah is a former AJR associate editor.     

"The United Nations and the Western nations that have been party to that body's navel-gazing in Bosnia deserve the shame and scorn leveled at them." ( Tampa Tribune )

"The verdict--at least among the navel-gazing gurus at journalism think tanks--is that there is a growing relationship between this avalanche of negative news and a growing public cynicism." ( Boston Globe )

"Bond market historians say this kind of navel-gazing and tea-leaf reading is characteristic of the bond market, especially in the weeks before the quarterly refunding of goverment debt." ( Chicago Tribune )

"This complicated process led to a lot of technical intricacies and musical navel-gazing that brought new meaning to the term 'perfectionism.' Of course, it also made Satriani a guitar hero." ( San Francisco Chronicle )

"With one's self as the only thing that mattered, Bloomsbury paved the way for the navel-gazing , psychology-obsessed Sixties." ( London's Daily Mail )

From more than 80 references this summer .