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book notes/good reads

“I have said a good deal more here on what ought to be than on what is: but God forbid I should appear to say, “I know what ought to be, and this is it.” But it did and does seem better to shout a few obvious facts (they can never be “obvious” enough) than to meech. 125 more words


Falling Republic, Rising Empire

Bread and circuses, as defined by Dictionary.com, is something, as extravagant entertainment, offered as an expedient means of pacifying discontent or diverting attention from a source of grievance… 1,222 more words


And So It Goes...#606

Sometimes it’s just worth repeating what Peter Hitchens says in his Mail on Sunday column.In a trice he sums up the current situation with an alacrity so desperately lacking elsewhere in the receding landscape of forthright journalism.Gleaned from his March 6 2015 column :- 316 more words

UK Politics

book note/poem/"This Happened"


I met this girl once, or

anyway I knew of her or

perhaps I thought I knew her or

maybe I just hoped to know her, 187 more words


Bread and Circuses: The Beast Within

So continuing my Phase I series, spent the weekend watching The Incredible Hulk with Edward Norton. This is actually the first time I’ve ever seen… 1,045 more words


And So It Goes...#599

This could’ve been a Jeremiad.A lengthy and detailed recapitulation of the innate and manifest corrupt nature of bourgeois democratic politics and its elected representatives. Parliamentary expenses ,for instance ,comes to mind as it probably does for most of us. 114 more words

UK Politics

perfect/imperfect/love in retrospect

Someone once said to me, What’s wrong with you? How come you’re not married?

I said, It’s a long story.

He said, What’s the short one? 747 more words