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Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Rush and Anti-Smoking Groups

Rush is based on the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda for the 1976 Formula One World Championship. The film, directed by Ron Howard, stars Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · 6 Comments

Review: You Can’t Read This Book

The book leads with a powerful quote from Christopher Hitchens: There is an all-out confrontation between the ironic and the literal mind: between every kind of commissar and inquisitor and … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

An Unusual Bequest

When Ms Joan L B Edwards, a 90 year old former midwife, passed away, her unusual bequest became a political furore. The Electoral Commission published the latest political donors, with … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Link to the Past 12/08/2013

Here are a small number of great and interesting articles from the past month. Nigel Farage MEP (Telegraph): Traditional families are the coalition’s ‘economic enemy’ Guido Fawkes (order-order): Guido’s Guide … Continue reading

August 12, 2013

An Inflation of Rhetoric II

Powered by a dynamo of sanctimony, shrill voices screech in many political debates. It appears commonplace that reserved terms – words and phrases with important and valuable meanings – are … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 4 Comments