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The Keepers of the Big Stick

We are living in a time of moral chaos. And we’re also living in a time of deepening moral chaos. There’s nothing new about this. It’s been that way all my life. It didn’t start with my generation. I was … Continue reading

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The Perfect Certainty Of Complete Ignorance

After watching Australian politician Craig Kelly being denounced as a “climate denier” on Sky TV by Piers Morgan and Laura Tobin, I found myself wondering for about the thousandth time how it was that people become so certain about things … Continue reading

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Has Donald Trump Just Won WW3?

In WW1 millions of soldiers were slaughtered in the front lines in Flanders. Hardly any of the generals who were commanding them were killed. In fact I can’t think of any. The principal British general, Douglas Haig, survived the war. … Continue reading

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Them and Us

Yesterday I posted without comment a partial transcript of Martin Durkin’s remarks during a Spiked! discussion. Today I’ll add a few of my own comments. I think the main thing that stood out for me was the suggestion that there … Continue reading

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Fighting Forever Wars On Something

The War on Smoking is really just another War on Something. We always seem to be fighting Wars on Something. And these wars are always eventually lost. US alcohol prohibition 100 years ago was another War on Something. More recently … Continue reading

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And Now the Storm-Blast Came

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: And now the STORM-BLAST came, and he Was tyrannous and strong: He struck with his o’ertaking wings, And chased us south along. In this verse the storm is a tyrannical winged man. He might … Continue reading

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Reducing Military Fitness

Via the comments: Smoking and vaping is to be banned at the UK’s only Army training centre for teenage recruits. Hundreds of junior soldiers pass through the Army Foundation College (AFC) in Harrogate each year. Its commanding officer Lt Col … Continue reading

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