Monthly Archives: December 2016

No Second Term

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” The words of William Shakespeare which, as a guide to life, seems as good as any. Of course, not everybody agrees with the Bard, perhaps none less than some Polish politicians … Continue reading

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At Risk

“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.” The words of Charles de Montesquieu. And, fourteen months after the election of the current … Continue reading

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Controlling the Past

Controlling the Past “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” The words of George Orwell which, as with much of his writing, remain chillingly apposite, all the more so because of the technological … Continue reading

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Tone

“Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” The famous words of Winston Churchill, who was dealing with the Soviet Union under Stalin rather than Russia under Putin. The world has changed – not always for the … Continue reading

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Cake, the Having and Eating thereof

“My Policy on cake is pro having it, and pro eating it.” The words of British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, which while having attracted a certain amount of derision encapsulate what must in reality be the object of any foreign … Continue reading

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