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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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Lost For Words

I wake up every day thinking about the smoking ban. Most days I have nothing new to think about it. In fact most days I have nothing new to think about anything. Or at least not initially. But after I’ve … Continue reading

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The Disintegration of the Enlightenment

Stephen Hicks, some of whose YouTube videos I’ve been watching recently, dates  Enlightenment modernism from about 1600 to 1800, and locates its origins in England. And he dates post-modernism from Immanuel Kant, 1724 – 1804, when Kant declared that pure … Continue reading

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The Antismokers

I used to wonder why Dr W, in whose home I once lived, had such a profound hatred of smoking. I never found out. I used to think that it was some childhood trauma. But it could equally have been … Continue reading

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