Monthly Archives: June 2016

Interesting Times

“May you live in interesting times” as the apocryphal Chinese curse has it. And following the result of the referendum on whether the UK should leave the European Union which was a narrow majority for leave (51.9 per cent to … Continue reading

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The Summit

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” The words of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who certainly knew a thing or two about fighting. And if … Continue reading

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Soldiers

‘Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.” The words of Euripdes, and just as well because we – the European part of NATO – after years of defence cuts and relying on the United States are … Continue reading

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Rebellion

“Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.” The words of Albert Camus. And while the motivations of those who took part in what have become regular marches in Warsaw, across … Continue reading

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