Is Tony Blair insane?

31 Aug

One of these two is a self confessed liar – and it’s not the one on the left. The abandonment of Afghanistan and its people is tragic, dangerous, unnecessary, not in their interests and not in ours … We didn’t … Read More »

Engels on the ‘graveyard of empires’

29 Aug

How’s this for your Sunday read? A splendid account, detailed but never dry, of Afghanistan’s people and history. First published in The New American Cyclopaedia, Vol. I, 1858 – and in 2005 transcribed by Andy Blunden at – its author needs no introduction, though the … Read More »

Pear Jam Miles

28 Aug

The Boss nailed it: Got in a little hometown jam … I was bought in the USA, I was bought in the USA … Capitalism – it’s an institute you can’t disparage. *

Covid’s boost to Big Pharma

26 Aug

Capitalist pharmacy produces suboptimal health outcomes, if not outright harm. Seeing the problem as production for private profit, under governments led by plutocrats, is the first step to a solution. A second is seeing that planned production by publicly owned … Read More »