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Should we learn from history?

By Fred Smith@Fred_E_Smith

“…all cities and all peoples are and ever have been animated by the same desires and the same passions; so that it is easy, by diligent study of the past, to forsee what is likely to happen in the future… 597 more words

Doing History In Public

Love is a lesson to learn in our time!

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May You Never Lyrics

And may you never lay your head down
Without a hand to hold
May you never make your bed out in the cold… 349 more words


The Dust of Uruzgan: A diplomat's view of Afghanistan

The Dust of Uruzgan
By Fred Smith

Published by Allen & Unwin
RRP $32.99 in paperback • ISBN 9781760292218

This Afghanistan memoir by Fred Smith is not your normal military centric account of the recent conflict. 255 more words

Personal Recollections



Back in November 2011, after revisiting & writing about the complete discographies of six artists (Van Morrison, Talking Heads, The Band, Roxy Music, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell), I wrote my first… 787 more words

Music Blog

Debbie Harry and Fred Smith at a benefit for Punk Magazine, CBGB_s, May 1977

Debbie Harry and Fred Smith at a benefit for Punk Magazine, CBGB_s, May 1977


How Realistic Is a U.S.-China Trade War? FedEx CEO Weighs In

Since the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, much has been said and written about the potential for a trade war between China and the United States. 2,344 more words


The (not so) Secret Vatican Archives: A Practical Guide for Researchers

In the first of our posts on doing research abroad, Fred Smith  (@Fred_E_Smith) explores the Secret Vatican Archives.

Aliens? Illuminati secrets? Devices that can see into the future? 986 more words

Doing History In Public