Edward Snowden:

Drone Theory

Four Books, one Movie – drugs, drones, Hitler, India & Pakistan, Snowden

24 February 2015 | Culture

Four books which have caught my attention, although I’ve only read reviews. Plus one movie, which I have seen. • Chasing the Scream, the First & Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari, a summation of why this is another war – like the War on Terror – whic...

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Off to Prison with Them

15 August 2013 | Culture

With all that comedy currently taking place at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the UK papers have been running stories on places where comedy is not so funny. Like North Korea, although I recently noted that Kim Jong Il (Fatty 2 according to Chinese bloggers) had quite ...

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Dark Lands 271

Dark Lands, the Taleban, Stupidity

24 June 2013 | Culture

Albert Einstein is reputed to have stated that ‘Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.’ I’m regularly reminded of that statement – John Kerry, US Secretary of State, reminded me of that today with his comment...

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