Tag Archives: war

Great Migrations

Interesting: What we’re looking at is actually the biggest migration since the barbarian invasions of the Roman Empire. There will be tens of millions—scores of millions—of Africans trying to get into Europe. I don’t know how the Europeans will keep … Continue reading

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Hooked

I read somewhere recently that people go mad collectively, and come to their senses one by one. Couldn’t it equally be the other way round? Couldn’t it be that people go mad one by one, and then come to their … Continue reading

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Asymmetry

From time to time I try to understand the antismokers, but I never succeed. I suppose that antismokers must try to understand smokers, but they never succeed either. They can never understand why anyone should want to put a cigarette … Continue reading

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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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