Monthly Archives: June 2016

Don’t mention the war….

…at least, not unless you are a petty-minded bigot, who probably believes that excellence in the dying art of killing, maiming and destroying other people, other cultures somehow makes you a superior race. Which is why, mostly i don’t. Except … Continue reading

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An American academic predicts the rise of Trump

Halford Edward Luccock (1885–1961) was a prominent American Methodist minister and professor of Homiletics at Yale’s Divinity School. In a sermon delivered on 11 September 1938, he made the following remarkably prescient observation about fascism and US politics: “When and … Continue reading

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The day after tomorrow

So easy to assume that the immediate result of a #Brexit would be a handover to the “winners”. But would it? History teaches that the obvious is not always the inevitable outcome: just ask Alexandr Kerensky, the guy who failed … Continue reading

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Great Moments in history no.97: 1936 election poster unveiled

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Ten inconvenient facts when erasing the LGBT experience

Wow! Like, wow! If you thought Sky News took the prize for erasing the inconvenient gay in their recent car crash of an interview with Owen Jones, you haven’t reckoned with erasure central, aka BBC Local Radio. Step forward Three … Continue reading

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