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Why I hate Islam

First a couple of disclaimers:

  1. I’m not foolish or arrogant enough to think I’ll be saying anything original in this post about the negative sides of a religion at which, the reader will know, there is already directed a remarkable volume of vehement and incisive criticism.

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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Warner Bros. has moved Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea from March 13, 2015 to awards season December 11. Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker and Cillian Murphy star in the drama, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s book of the same name. 117 more words


History Today column: Herodotus, Camden and the reclamation of history

I have recently been reading Tom Holland’s superb new translation of Herodotus’ Histories. I am by no means an authority on classical writers, but I have always enjoyed Herodotus. 660 more words

Books And Literature

How I Live Now

An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her. 26 more words


The Cat Shield

In the secret warehouse of Max Virtus (Yes, I refer to myself in the third person) there are many bizarre and unusual weapons of war. So, as the third escapade into the world of Bizzarcheology I thought I would share with you the oddest item in my collection. 1,012 more words


The whale won't attack yet

Well I have some bad news, it appears that In the Heart of the sea that will be directed by Ron Howard will be delayed until the end of the year on December 11th. 115 more words

Tom Holland, Charlie Hebdo, and the history of Islam

On the way back from a conference in Glasgow, I picked up a copy of The New Statesman to read on the plane. The cover story concerned Tom Holland’s  1,219 more words