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Anglo-Saxon attitudes

Monday, 30th July 2012

Praised by critics and acclaimed by the public, the opening ceremony at the Olympics did not please Conservative MP Aidan…

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What sort of country has a hospital bed as a symbol of national pride? And how free is speech in Olympic Britain?

Monday, 30th July 2012

I reproduce below an article which I wrote on Saturday for this week’s Mail on Sunday. It was necessarily brief,…

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Jim Crow flies again in run-up to US Presidential election

Monday, 30th July 2012

‘Shiraz’ Commenter Robin Carmody writes: “The really scary thing (see Friday’s Guardian) is how hard those with vested interests are…

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Documentary on the Philippines Peoples War

Friday, 27th July 2012

 The Philippines has a history few would envy. Colonised by the Spanish, then the Americans whom fought an extremely brutal…

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Culture and cooperation as the Great Divide?

Thursday, 26th July 2012

Over the last millennium, the clan and the city have been the locus of cooperation in China and Europe respectively.…

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My train's in trouble!

Thursday, 26th July 2012

I've had my first train crash! There I was stretching over my model railway layout to check the points were…

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So Long TVC, and Thanks for all the Memories

Friday, 20th July 2012

For many – at least at the BBC – it will seem a final act of hubris from a generally…

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John McCarthy: well-meaning but wrong

Sunday, 17th June 2012

John McCarthy seems like a nice chap. I quite like his travel programme on Radio 4 on Saturday mornings, and…

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From the Archives: Civilization III

Tuesday, 12th June 2012

Daniel Knowles of the Telegraph wrote a great piece on the video game Civilization today, which I used to play…

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Remembering D-Day

Wednesday, 6th June 2012

In memory of all those who fought, were wounded or died in that war in the belief that they, their…

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Oxford Philosophy by Alan Bennet

Friday, 18th May 2012

I never saw Beyond the Fringe but this piece on Oxford Philosophy is brilliant.…

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Spend a penny ...

Tuesday, 1st May 2012

Throw it away? Save it in a jar? Drop it in a charity box? What do you do with your…

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Who cares what happened all those years ago?

Wednesday, 21st March 2012

On the 3rd October, 2011, I wrote an article for Scotland’s best political blog, Betternation, entitled, ‘The use and abuse…

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Who cares what happened all those years ago?

Wednesday, 21st March 2012

On the 3rd October, 2011, I wrote an article for Scotland’s best political blog, Betternation, entitled, ‘The use and abuse…

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The Garden of Eden complex

Thursday, 8th March 2012

I was chatting on Facebook with a friend about relationships (I've had yet another disastrous friendship situation emerge recently!) and…

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Life of the Liturgy

Thursday, 16th February 2012

Well my little blog will soon be going a year, and before I publish an article looking back over the…

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World’s Smallest Hotel dates from a homeownership requirement for marriage licenses

Sunday, 25th September 2011

Eh'häusl ("Little Wedding House") is the "world's smallest hotel," located in Amberg, just north of Munich. It dates to an…

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Hulking computing engines of Toronto’s yesteryear

Saturday, 24th September 2011

Blogto's Derek Flack went spelunking in the Toronto Archives for photos of old computers in situ, from the days when…

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Hulking computing engines of Toronto’s yesteryear

Saturday, 24th September 2011

Blogto's Derek Flack went spelunking in the Toronto Archives for photos of old computers in situ, from the days when…

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Liturgical Worship Is Dead

Sunday, 31st July 2011

"Liturgical worship is dead.""God only likes extemporaneous prayer, not 'canned' prayers.""Anglican worship is boring! Get up, dance, have some fun!"I…

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