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3. The Activist

In his younger days Pierre’s Tintinesque quiff had been quite famous. Now that his hair was markedly thinner it stood less proudly than it had done in its pomp. Nonetheless such as it was it was his and he was … Continue reading

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2. The Newsreader

Marianne ran her fingers through the tightly curled black hair that surrounded the perfect oval face she presented to the world and crossed one elegant leg over another. Like all newsreaders she was employed because of her intelligence, education, articulacy … Continue reading

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1. The Journey Begins

A priest had been murdered. The killers shouted Allahu Akbar before cutting the old man’s throat as he knelt by his altar. “The motive for the attack,” intoned the newsreader with apparent sincerity “is not yet known.” Étienne rubbed the tip … Continue reading

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Think Philosophical, Act Local

The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it  (Karl Marx, 11th Thesis on Feuerbach) This thesis of Dr Marx is accurate so far as it goes I would however propose to … Continue reading

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Tolerance & Indifference

  Tolerance is one of those words which have changed meaning over the course of the last half century or so. Formerly it essentially meant putting up with a thing which you didn’t really like but which getting rid off … Continue reading

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Plato, Kipling & Safe Spaces

(Trigger warning- this post mentions without condemning Rudyard Kipling, a Dead White Man) In one of his poems, The Disciple, Kipling wrote- HE THAT hath a Gospel To loose upon Mankind, Though he serve it utterly — Body, soul and … Continue reading

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Shangri La-sur-Loire

The chances are that you are reading this because you want to know what the odd title means. I will come to that presently but first I want to talk about cults. The word has acquired a sinister connotation in … Continue reading

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