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    Trump: What Now?

    by  • November 13, 2016 • Politics, Symbols and Archetypes • 0 Comments

    Sometimes you don’t need words. The expression on the face of President-elect Donald Trump – an entertainer who was only ever interested in being watched and adored – says volumes.  This is a man who has just had his first presidential briefing.  He’s heard about the bio-terrorism weapons about to be unleashed, the dirty...

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    Trump And Putin And The UK Right: The World Turned On Its Head

    by  • November 5, 2016 • Politics • 0 Comments

    “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever.  We begin bombing in five minutes.” US President Ronald Reagan’s radio sound check joke in 1984 perfectly caught the mood of America-Russia relations throughout most of the twentieth century.  For Conservatives particularly, the Soviet Union was...

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    Why I Stopped Watching The Walking Dead

    by  • October 25, 2016 • Comment, TV • 1 Comment

    (Some minor spoilers here for the season seven premiere of The Walking Dead – no names, but some context.) Halloween is just around the corner and like the coming of the Jack o’Lanterns a new season of The Walking Dead has launched. AMC’s zombie apocalypse show has been a ratings juggernaut and a huge...

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    The ‘Elite’ Should Speak Out

    by  • October 22, 2016 • Comment, News, Politics • 0 Comments

    The debate rolls on.  Is the problem with Donald Trump that he’s a pretty terrible person, or is the problem not about Donald Trump at all – that there’s actually something rotten at the heart of America that he’s bringing out of the shadows? Most of the attacks throughout this long election campaign have...

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    The Donald Trump Problem

    by  • October 17, 2016 • Comment, Politics • 6 Comments

    A Wall Street Journal poll published yesterday (Sunday) revealed that more than half of American voters don’t care if their president is a sexual abuser. That finding sent a shiver through the people of Western Europe.  You could feel the sense of bewilderment rolling out across social media, in texts and emails.  How could...

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    Third World War: Two Steps Closer

    by  • October 15, 2016 • Comment • 0 Comments

    Later today (Saturday) talks will take place in Switzerland between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The aim: to broker another ceasefire in Syria. Kerry has already said he doesn’t expect any positive results. Why?  US-Russia relations have not been so poor since the Cold War, and they’re...

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