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Realists And Idealists

I recently ordered a copy of The Strange Death Of Europe, by Douglas Murray. It arrived yesterday. And I’ve read the Introduction, which starts with the words: Europe is committing suicide. Or at least its leaders have decided to commit … Continue reading

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Is Trump Relaxing The War On Drugs?

This surprised me: 8 June 2018 President Donald Trump told a gaggle of reporters Friday that he will “probably” support efforts by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) to end the federal ban on marijuana in states that have legalized it. “I … Continue reading

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Opulists v. Populists

The Kim-Trump meeting seems to have already been and gone. Ron Paul comments on it: When President Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 11, 1987, it helped put into motion events that would dramatically change the … Continue reading

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Louder Than Words

I’ve been wondering how the G7 conference in Canada went. Occasionally pictures speak louder than words: You can almost feel the pressure being exerted on Trump (1) by Merkel (6), Macron (7), and May (8). Trump’s folded arms, and Bolton’s … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

These days, I tend to see smoking bans as something that first started in the UK on 1 July 2007. But actually there have been smoking bans gradually being rolled out in the UK for many decades. I can’t remember … Continue reading

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When A Tree Falls

When a tree falls in a forest, it leaves a clearing. But pretty soon new small, fast-growing plants spring up all over the clearing. And they gradually multiply, and some of them grow taller, and after a while there’s just … Continue reading

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Plans Always Go Wrong

In an arresting paragraph, a couple of days back, Legiron wrote: I know what is coming. I was trained in logical deduction back in the days when science was a real thing. It’s been a clear plan for a very … Continue reading

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