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Hating Music

Following on from yesterday, I had the thought that hatred starts with dislike or disapproval. In fact, hatred is perhaps simply strong disapproval. Is dislike or disapproval a bad thing? Are we supposed to like everything? Isn’t it actually necessary … Continue reading

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Hot Wars and Cold Wars

Do wars ever end? These days I see myself as a soldier in a war. Which war? The war on smoking and tobacco. There are a lot of these sorts of wars under way. There’s also a war on alcohol. … Continue reading

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Delayed Reaction

Not being an antismoker, I often wonder why antismokers hate smoking (and smokers) so much. I tend to think that the rise of the antismokers was a response to the dramatic increase in smoking during WW1 100 years ago and … Continue reading

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Nationalism Versus Globalism

Via James Delingpole (and many others): Calorie limits will be imposed on thousands of foods sold in supermarkets and restaurants in a bid to combat obesity. Draft proposals seen by The Telegraph set out detailed caps for ready meals, sandwiches and even portions … Continue reading

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Mounting Volatility

I didn’t find out until late yesterday afternoon that Theresa May was facing a vote of No Confidence by Conservative MPs. In the report I first read, it was said she was expected to survive it. And indeed she did. … Continue reading

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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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