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Posts filed under “politics”.

Political Education: Joseph Stalin in Hull

When I left Trinity House in 1956 I hung around Hull for a while because the universe was unknown to me, perhaps unknowable. I had to learn to discover where I was, to recognize the barriers from the opportunities. As far as I knew there were only a couple of possibilities for the lunch break. […]

I’m Dreaming of a White President

Randy Newman, keeping the flag of irony flying high in America:

Plan B: ill Manors

and this is the BBC interview:

Thursday Thoughts: 3

Mark My word, if and when these preachers get control of the (Republican) party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and […]

Thursday Thoughts: 2

“How do we say No? In the fullness of time, how can we say No?” and “To create is to resist, to resist is to create.” John Berger, from his article The Need to Learn, in Brick 88 . * Whenever I find myself in a situation where I realize my own stance, though heartfelt, […]