Monthly Archives: November 2014

Come Back

In the opinion of Hippocrates: “whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.” And, when one thinks of the notorious Harold Shipman, a British doctor who was convicted of murdering 15 of his patients, although … Continue reading

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Carry On Spying

As Shakespeare tells us: “when sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” And, if not exactly in battalions, at least in fours, that being the apparent number of Polish diplomats expelled from Russia for “activity incompatible with … Continue reading

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Jobless Days

“A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune’s inequality exhibits under this sun.” So wrote Thomas Carlyle and who with any experience of unemployment would dare to disagree? Good news, therefore, … Continue reading

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The Extradition

“Freedom of the person under the protection of the habeas corpus I deem [one of the] essential principles of our government.” So said Thomas Jefferson in his inaugural address as president on the United States in 1801. Indeed it is, … Continue reading

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