Monthly Archives: April 2018

Why Syria was really bombed: three photos

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Book Review: Mohsin Hamid ~ How to get filthy rich in Rising Asia

When your first book is The Reluctant Fundamentalist the bar is set very high indeed for subsequent books. The temptation is to write the same book again. I have in mind Lee Child, Ian Rankin et al. who write scores … Continue reading

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Sorry

Does Teresa May or Amber Rudd’s apology Mean they’re sorry for their actions, that were first initiated Under Teresa May’s it began, under Amber Rudd’s authority activated Or, does sorry really mean – were sorry you lot found out? “Well, … Continue reading

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David versus Goliath: the Campaign against Barclays Bank 1969-87

In the period 1959-69 there were boycotts of South African goods and sport. Boycotts included not buying South African fruit or playing international cricket. Universities boycotted academic jobs and conferences1. The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) failed to galvanise the British public … Continue reading

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Empathy Explained

Never tell your troubles to anyone. 20% of people don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them. Richard M

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Book review: Anthony Trollope~ The way we live now (1875)

If you want a long (780 pages) novel that you can wallow in like a warm bath that doesn’t get cold and sweeps along with brilliant writing this is for you. Trollope wrote this in 100 chapters, which were published … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Inspiration

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