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ISIL is whose fault?

posted by Harry J. Bentham

Aime la vérité, mais pardonne à l’erreur. Love truth, but pardon error. Voltaire In considering what will be the subject of my September article at my Press TV column, I have quite a selection of subjects to choose from. The first […]

The Union is archaic

posted by Harry J. Bentham

On doit des egards aux vivants; on ne doit aux morts que la verite. We should be considerate to the living; to the dead we owe only the truth. Voltaire Just over a month from now, on 18 September, Scotland will […]

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US Empire hates Scottish independence
Toute oppression crée un état de guerre. All oppression creates a state of war. Simone de Beauvoir Image from Voltairenet The US, like the UK's Conservative government, clings to an outdated adversarial worldview based on the old-fashioned wartime alliances of the Twentieth Century

posted 11:00:36pm Sep. 13, 2014 | read full post »

Defining stories: my own star wars
Qui définit le moment où j'écris? How to define the moment that I write? Michel Foucault Next month it's October. It may seem early, but it reminds me to draft a science fiction horror story for entering into the sort of literary competitions often seen on the web at Halloween. I w

posted 11:00:19pm Sep. 12, 2014 | read full post »

When Google Met WikiLeaks
L'homme est libre au moment qu'il veut l'être. Man is free at the instant he wants to be. Voltaire This is a belated post, but an important one for updates. I have recently drafted a review of Charles E. Cobb Jr's book This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed. This will be completed publ

posted 11:09:33pm Sep. 06, 2014 | read full post »

PM Cameron warns about aggression, commits aggression
Les Membres de l'Organisation s'abstiennent, dans leurs relations internationales, de recourir à la menace ou à l'emploi de la force, soit contre l'intégrité territoriale ou l'indépendance politique de tout Etat, soit de toute autre manière incompatible avec les buts des Nations Unies. All

posted 11:00:14pm Sep. 05, 2014 | read full post »

Hollande's Syria comments: evil or stupid?
Bachar al-Assad est l'allié objectif des jihadistes Bashar al-Assad is the de facto ally of the jihadists (fighting to oust him) Francois Hollande Normally, I preface my posts on this blog with something wise from great French politicians and scholars, which signify the traditional place

posted 9:17:23pm Aug. 30, 2014 | read full post »


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