Politics Archive

  • Let us dream a simple dream made fantastic by our present circumstances.

    Why we are no Longer at Ease

    Let us dream a simple dream made fantastic by our present circumstances.

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  • I prefer tomorrows to yesterdays, but tomorrow is not yet available. I'd rather read the future (newspapers published in 181 years time) than history, but this is the next best thing: for the best way to predict 2189 is to go back to 1827. Which, by the way, was a vintage year for cautionary tales for sons who aspire to 'bring closure' to the ventures of their fathers.

    George (Mungo Park) Bush

    I prefer tomorrows to yesterdays, but tomorrow is not yet available. I'd rather read the future (newspapers published in 181 years time) than history, but this is the next best thing: for the best way to predict 2189 is to go back to 1827. Which, by the way, was a vintage year for cautionary tales for sons who aspire to 'bring closure' to the ventures of their fathers.

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  • The first thing a national leader does, on the day after he 'wins' 51% of the vote, is to make a speech wooing the 49% who campaigned and voted against him. How on earth does a 'leader' bring on board the survivors of people he has vicariously run through with a spear?

    On Kenya

    The first thing a national leader does, on the day after he 'wins' 51% of the vote, is to make a speech wooing the 49% who campaigned and voted against him. How on earth does a 'leader' bring on board the survivors of people he has vicariously run through with a spear?

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