Monthly Archives: August 2012

Jewish Roots of Hungarian far-right politician revealed

The Independent recently carried an interesting piece about a leading member of a Hungarian Fascist Party who has discovered that he has Jewish roots. His grandmother is a survivor of Auswitz, one of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. The repentant Member … Continue reading

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Goodbye to sex?

Yesterday’s Daily Mail has an interesting piece by A N Wilson about the future of genetics and humanity. Wilson reviews a book “Like a Virgin” by a geneticist at Imperial College London in which the author argues that the future … Continue reading

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Rudyard Kipling is frequently perceived as an imperial poet, a writer who glorified British imperialism and who was, not to mince words a racist. Is this an accurate portrayal? On my bookshelves sits “Kipling,  poems…

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Recessional by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling is quite correctly perceived as a poet who celebrated and actively supported the British Empire. This is undoubtedly the case, however as can be seen in his “Recessional” the picture of a jingoist is not a wholly accurate … Continue reading

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