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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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Europe 2018 is almost exactly like Europe 1914

In recent years, given its centenary, I’ve been thinking about WW1, and how Europe was made up back then of a set of rival empires. There was the British empire, the French empire, the Belgian empire, the Dutch empire, the … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years On

I grew up in post-war Britain. London was full of bomb sites: gaps in terraces of houses, or whole areas of rubble, which were only slowly being rebuilt. I grew up alongside the post-war generation. The war had no direct … Continue reading

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The Campfire

A couple of articles I came across yesterday. The first was Could Cigarette Smoking Be The Right Career Move? What is it about sharing a cigarette that accelerates human bonding? Whether it’s outside an office building or a bar, people who … Continue reading

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Fighting Evil

Tobacco Control defines itself as fighting against tobacco, which it regards as the greatest single evil in the world, and the cause of more or less all disease – cancer, heart disease, lung disease, and every other disease as well. … Continue reading

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The Collective Madness of The Great War

I mentioned recently that I’ve been following The Great War, a week-by-week account of WW1 on YouTube. It covers events that happened exactly 100 years ago. And very soon – in about 5 weeks time, on 11 November – it … Continue reading

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The Great War

I’m a regular watcher of The Great War, which is a series of short – usually 10 minute – videos describing WW1 week by week as it happened exactly 100 years ago. It only has a couple more months to … Continue reading

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