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Archive | December, 2012

An apology

An Apology I have thought more about what I wrote in The Humiliation of Greece and have come to the conclusion that I was, in part, wrong. So I would like to offer a sincere an unreserved apology to all those who read it I would also like to offer an explanation of where I […]

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The Humiliation of Greece

It’s not often we get to witness the moment when a leader sells his nation for money. Such a moment occurred in Athens last week. At the behest and on the authority of Prime Minister Samaras and President Papoulias, an amendment to Greek law was drawn up last week. There was no debate in parliament, […]

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On the Death of Certain Dreams

All nations, all peoples, I think, have dreams of themselves, of their better selves, of the people they imagine they could be. They are not rational and are often not even true. But then again dreams do not have to be true. We just have them. Or perhaps they have us. But those dreams have […]

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The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt and Libya

A contact of mine told me that to his knowledge quite a few of the leading players in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, those behind Mr Morsi, have very recently flown out of Egypt to Libya. If true, and I have no way of verifying this at the moment (I’m working on it), but also have no […]

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Giving a Talk Thursday

In case any of you can make it. I shall be giving a talk followed by a knock about discussion .  Title of the talk  “A Tale of Two Currencies” Friends Meeting House in central Manchester, 7 – 9pm, Thursday 6th December. It would be a pleasure to see any of you there.

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