Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Odeboyz Christmas Getaway

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The Political Ambition of Boris Johnson- British Foreign Secretary

“Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon … Continue reading

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Workhouses: did Charles Dickens get it wrong?

Britain was a swaggeringly confident country in 1834 with a firm belief in laissez-faire economics. Yet they created a tightly regulated centralised welfare system which deleted localised authority by imposing national standards. Every aspect of the new system was laid … Continue reading

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Adolf Hitler: Man of the Year, 1938: Time Magazine

Time (1939): Adolf Hitler: Man of the Year, 1938: “What Adolf Hitler & Co. did to Germany in less than six years was applauded wildly and ecstatically by most Germans… …He lifted the nation from post-War defeatism. Under the swastika … Continue reading

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A pen portrait of Lenin

As an orator, Lenin did not carry the crowd with him; he did not set a crowd on fire, or whip it up into a frenzy. He was not like Kerensky*, who could make a crowd fall in love with … Continue reading

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President Valery Giscard d’Estaing comments on President Jacques Chirac’s * honesty

Jacques Chirac could have his mouth full of jam, his lips can be dripping with the stuff, his fingers covered in it, the pot can be standing in front of him. And when you ask him if he’s a jam … Continue reading

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Spring in the City

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