Monthly Archives: October 2014

Compromise

In the words of G. K. Chesterton; “Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.” Since the … Continue reading

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Lapse of Memory

In the words of Victor Hugo: “Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.” And in the actions of our old friend Radek Sikorski proof, if proof were needed, that not only should you be very … Continue reading

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Interview

The poet Aeschylus: “You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.” Not really and not on this occasion, but our old friend Radek Sikorski, the former foreign minister of Poland, now speaker … Continue reading

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Plague

“Tis the times’ plague, when madmen lead the blind.” So wrote Shakespeare. And, looking at the state of the world today, there certainly appear to be plenty of madmen leading the blind, if not blind men leading the mad. Be … Continue reading

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Red Line

Clearly a woman on a mission, Ewa Kopacz, who has taken over from Donald Tusk as prime minister, said in the Polish parliament while setting out the government’s programme between now and the general election a year hence, that: “What … Continue reading

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