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Rediscovering Don Quixote

While setting up house, I discovered that the abridged copy of Don Quixote – admirably retold by Henry Brook – that I had bought some months ago for my teenage daughter was still in a suspiciously good condition. 490 more words

Society

15 questions TV channels should ask tonight as 'Modi Sarkar' turns three

To mark the third anniversary of the BJP-led NDA government, India’s brain-dead TV channels will roll out debates and #hashtag wars tonight, barely distinguishable from government and party PR and propaganda. 309 more words

Churumuri

The Key In The Wine

In one of Plato’s early dialogues, The Euthyphro, Socrates asks this perplexing question:

“Now think of this. Is what is good good because the gods approve it, or do the gods approve it because it is good?”

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Hugh's Blogs

TOM FLEMING (1951 - 2017)

Tom Fleming was always a hard charger, a larger than life presence whether on the road in competition or at the post-race party where stories flew as fast as the miles had just hours before.  935 more words

News

Fake Quijote

I can’t remember how this even came about. Russian flag? Bannon? Trump?  All I know is that I owe Cervantes an apology; maybe for the second time… 30 more words

Digital Artwork

Donald Quixote and Sancho Trudeau

Miguel Cervantes, in a brilliant, caustic reaction to the addiction in Spain in the early 17th Century to a huge crop of silly, chivalrous romances, published… 166 more words

Politics