Tag Archives: Trump

Trump’s Tweets

I got a bit worried over the past couple of days that some awful war was going to start. I wasn’t the only one who was getting worried. And in these days of fake news, how is one to know … Continue reading

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Ideological Struggle

Phew! WW3 doesn’t seem to have started this morning. I spent much of yesterday thinking about the American Empire as a continuation and extension of the British Empire. Instead of the Royal Navy patrolling the oceans, to keep the world’s … Continue reading

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The Deep State

A few days ago Donald Trump said he was pulling US forces out of Syria. Next day, pretty much, Syria’s Assad gassed a few dozen or few hundred people in Damascus, and a huge international outcry began, demanding that Assad … Continue reading

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Slowly Disintegrating Europe

Daily Star: Vladimir Putin’s spokesman launched a scathing attack on the foreign secretary in a conference call with reporters. Johnson compared this year’s World Cup to the 1939 [i think they meant 1936] Olympics which were held in Nazi Germany. He claimed … Continue reading

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A Fictional Trump

After watching Stephen Sackur interviewing Roger Stone on Hard Talk a day or two back, I idly clicked on a YouTube video of Stephen Sackur interviewing Stephen Pinker, who was someone I’d first come across 10 years ago as some … Continue reading

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Organised Snow

UK Met Office: Good morning, a band of more organised snow over parts of Scotland, northern England and Wales will continue south westwards this morning. I supposed what little snow we’ve had in Herefordshire must be disorganised snow, unlike the … Continue reading

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The Coming European Civil War

I’ve been thinking about wars. When I think of wars, I usually think of them as being between nation states or tribes, such as the Punic wars between Rome and Carthage, with one bunch of people against another bunch: Both … Continue reading

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