Monthly Archives: June 2019

No Practical Significance

‘There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view.” The words of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German writer, poet, and philosopher, inter alia. And while poets and philosophers naturally take that view, others do … Continue reading

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Troops

“War is not only a matter of equipment, artillery, group troops or air force; it is largely a matter of spirit, or morale.” The words of Chinese soldier and president of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek who knew a … Continue reading

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Free Elections

“The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.” The words of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and the sort of slightly disparaging remark one might expect of a French philosopher when gazing wistfully across … Continue reading

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