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What Matters and What Doesn’t

Paul Craig Roberts is a bit of a jeremiah: …the American population is so divided and mutually hostile that there is no restraint by “the American people” on government and the elite oligarchs that rule. When I first read this, … Continue reading

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The Dialectics of Smoking

I’ve always supposed that the prevalence of smoking increased in 1914 in response to the outbreak of war, and the increased anxiety that must always be attendant in wartime. Soldiers must necessarily experience considerable anxiety, but so also to a … Continue reading

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Childhood’s End

In a comment yesterday, musing on the fact that Deborah Arnott has two children, DP wondered: Maybe she allows herself time off from persecuting smokers in her day job to being motherly and kindly after work and on her days … Continue reading

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Hatred

Antismokers are driven by hatred. This was something I realised with the very first antismoker I ever met: Dr W, in whose home in England I once lived (because I was at school in England, and my parents were living … Continue reading

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The Cyclical Universe

Perhaps it’s because I build orbital simulation models in which planets and asteroids go round and round, or because I’m currently thinking about repetitive ice ages, but I tend to see everything as a cyclical process of change rather than … Continue reading

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The Nazi Origins of Tobacco Control

I’ve been thinking this morning that the UK smoking ban of 1 July 2007 was the culmination of a very long slow process, and not any sort of new and surprising revolution. For the war on smoking has been going … Continue reading

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Not-So-Smoke-Free San Francisco

I saw a satellite photo of the California wildfires a couple of days back: It looked like San Francisco, which I think of as the antismoking capital of the world, is not quite as smoke-free as it might wish to … Continue reading

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