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Solzhenitsyn's Third Way

From what little I have read of, and from, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, he appears a highly acclaimed yet highly divisive character. He reminds me somewhat of Slavoj Zizek in the way that he cannot be pigeon-holed into one political school, and attacks aspects of both the left and the right within politics itself. 1,360 more words

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Immortal Technique At Concorde 2

Two years had passed since Immortal Technique had graced the shores of the UK. The last time he was on the South Coast, in Brighton, I was living in Ankara, Turkey. 818 more words

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All Roads Lead To Anfield... Apparently

The transfer merry go round is well under way, and if reports are to be believed Liverpool may be on the journey all summer.

I am not one to delve into speculation usually, I think posts and articles with such imaginative titles as “5 Bundesliga Players Destined For Anfield” and “10 Wonderkids Rodgers Should Sign” are the footballing equivalent of gossip columns. 910 more words

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From Gower To Gaza

The beach is a wonderful natural location to enjoy all manner of activities. There are those of us that surf, those of us who sunbathe, and those of us who play football. 972 more words

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World Cup Post Mortem

Do we look back at this World Cup and see the self-destruction of Brazil? The worst ever England performance at an international tournament? And another instance of… 1,334 more words

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Always Look Up

A madman once told me to always look up,
He said to be thankful for all that I’ve got,
and more will be due if I raise up my head, 235 more words

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The 11th Man

There is much talk in football about the 12th man. Whether that is the fans singing their hearts out on the Kop, the referee who appears to be giving everything to the opposition, or a rogue beach ball that has bounced on to the pitch and has yet to be removed. 1,407 more words

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