Trump in context

28 Jul

Is Trump worse than Obama or Hillary? Many think so. But was Trump responsible for genocide in Korea and Vietnam? Regime change and systemic torture in Latin America? Of course not, but then neither were the other two just named. … Read More »

Why the west hates Russia

28 Jul

The other day a FB friend, Vaska, shared this post by someone called Jeff Martin. No one seems to know the guy but I’ve sent a friend request. How could I not, to one who wrote this? Someday, some enterprising … Read More »

Walking the North Downs Way

27 Jul

The North Downs of Kent and Surrey, like the more beautiful South Downs of Hampshire and Sussex, are predominantly chalk. Highly porous, their streams are few and far between but here and there, where chalk lies above clay, a small … Read More »

Even the Guardian has its moments

12 Jul

Two outstanding Guardian articles caught my eye this week. One was Sarah Boseley’s feature yesterday: tobacco industry’s dirty war for the African market. Part of the Graun’s week long focus on the world’s richest and most lethal drug cartel, Boseley’s … Read More »