Politics

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Avocado cartels

Because it’s 2019 and the world has gone crazy: The cartel members showed up in this verdant stretch of western Mexico armed with automatic weapons and chainsaws. Soon they were …

Culture

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Pussy Galore in the new Bond

The meh news of the day: Since Daniel Craig announced he was standing down as James Bond, debate has raged whether the next 007 should be a woman, or black. …

History

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Where were you when the walls came crashing down

It was a Thursday. I couldn’t remember but just checked it, thanks to the magic of the Internet – something that certainly did not exist in its current omnipresent form …

Which witch is which?

Books

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Before there was Trump, there was Joe McCarthy

I’ve been reading M Stanton Evans’s excellent and scholarly “Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies” (published some 12 years ago) …

Hands off my books, Marie

WTF

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Polish Jesus starts transmitting internet

Happy 101st birthday to modern Poland, which regained its independence (briefly) as a result of World War One, after over a century of being partitioned and colonised by Russia, Prussia …

Love

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Think Feministically, Act Old-fashionally

Equality – good in theory, doesn’t necessarily work for you in practice: Marriage rates have steadily declined over the past few decades, and now researchers from Cornell University are offering …