Category Archives: Politics

The US Presidential Election: A Battle Won But …..

“Kathy, I’m lost”, I said
Though I knew she was sleeping
“I’m empty and aching and
I don’t know why”.

Counting the cars
On the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come
To look for America
All come to look for
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‘The Suit Maketh The Man’

The style of Keir Starmer, the new leader of UK’s Labour Party, is somewhat enigmatic. He is a man of undoubted intellect & scholarship, who when offered the throat of his political nemesis holds back from the easy drawing of … Read more...

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AN ERICLE SPECIAL: The 2020 US Presidential Debate

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God Bless America

What I saw:

This is a picture of Donald Trump returning to The White House after his Tulsa political rally, watched by an underwhelming 6,200 people in a stadium that can hold 18,000, after claiming that over 1,000,000 people … Read more...

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We get the government that we deserve.

One of the unmissable features of the COVID Pandemic is that the world responded to it not as one, but as nation-based. Perhaps, one day the governance of the world will be the domain of global institutions but it is … Read more...

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(Talkin’ about) My G-g-g-g-g-eneration…..

People try to put us d-down
Just because we get around
Things they do look awful c-c-cold
I hope I die before I get old
My generation
This is my generation, baby

Sing along with The Who: here

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It’s A Numbers Game

When Numbers Get Serious*

Two times two is twenty-two
Four times four is forty-four
When numbers get serious
They leave a mark on your door
Urgent! Urgent!
A telephone ringing in the hallways
When times are mysterious
Serious numbers
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Covadis?

Anyone beating coronavirus deserves everybody’s fullest gratitude. Happily, industrious journalists keep leading morning newspapers offering pertinent questions regarding short-tRead more...

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‘A grim calculus’ is in prospect.

I have always had a problem with Sartre’s famous quote in that I am too much of an agnostic to assent to the word ‘illusion’. This minor quibble aside, Sartre is reaching for something important when he asserts that most … Read more...

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Post-Pandemic Probabilities

There has been a significant sea-change in concerns, if not government focus, over the last few days; certainly, in the UK. (See Lord Sumpton’s article below). I believe it’s fair to say that the panic-meter is no longer at its … Read more...

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