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What is the World’s Most Serious and Pressing Problem?

A couple of things caught my eye this morning. The first was a headline in the Sun: Theresa May scraps Brexit vote and vows to beg EU for a new deal – but they’ve already said they WON’T renegotiate But … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Populists

There’s some sort of Brexit debate going on in Parliament. I don’t know what the outcome of it will be, but I’m convinced that it won’t result in Brexit. And it won’t result in Brexit because the British political class … Continue reading

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Soft Fascism

In conversation with James Delingpole a few days ago, William (or maybe Jacob) Rees-Mogg said: 23:45: “People want to know that what you’re doing is based on some form of principle and that you have a direction you are going … Continue reading

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Anti-votes and Hate Crimes

I’ve been a bit fixated on the US midterm elections for the past week or so. So I’m glad they’re over. Now I’ll maybe be able to think about something else. The provisional result: US midterms usually see a low … Continue reading

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Overkill

Tobacco has been thoroughly demonised over the past century or so. And the tobacco companies that sell it have been thoroughly demonised as well. And so have countless millions of smokers who buy tobacco. Does a point ever come when … Continue reading

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I Predict A Red Wave

I had a thought last night about the upcoming US midterm election, but one which could apply elsewhere. It was that the US Democrats seem to have become a radical socialist party of a kind they never used to have … Continue reading

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Nearing High Noon Again

You have to visit places to make them real. You have to see them with your own eyes. Only then do they solidify, and become distinct from imaginings. The Barra da Tijuca in Brazil is a very real place for … Continue reading

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