Monthly Archives: July 2016

Trust Me, I’m a Politician

As the decades rolled by and I observed crisis succeed crisis I always resisted the temptation to run around yelling “the sky is falling, the sky is falling.” Systems are more resilient and challenges less radical than their opponents and supporters … Continue reading

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Lust, Decadence & Immorality

The poet Gregory Wood describes, in one of his poems, soldiers ending their day in ‘bleak debauchery.’ This rather startling turn of phrase describes rather neatly a great truth. It is only while it preserves the charm of novelty that … Continue reading

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