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History for Sale

History for Sale  Bill Hartley salvages some buried heritage A community may lose its sense of place and cohesion for various reasons. Economic decline or changes to the built environment are two of the most obvious. Sometimes though it can … Continue reading

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Dying for the President’s Deadly Dogma

Dying for the President’s Deadly Dogma Ebola – Ilana Mercer barracks Obama Africa, like Trayvon Martin, is extremely important to Barack Obama. “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” the president said famously about the slain teenager. The … Continue reading

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EpiQR – Summer Lodge Hotel and Restaurant, Evershot

EpiQR Epicurean expeditions … with Em Marshall-Luck Summer Lodge Hotel and Restaurant Evershot There are few establishments that I have regretting leaving as much as Summer Lodge Hotel and Restaurant, an unassuming and cosy gem tucked away in rural Dorset, … Continue reading

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Elmore’s Farm

Elmore’s Farm By Luke Torrisi  The dogs’ chorus draws me to the night sky, I look up to see the crushed quartz underfoot Mirrored in the clear black. A ring of onlookers From the heavens, like an ancient audience. They … Continue reading

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Before the deluge

Before the deluge Stuart Millson enjoys a capital account of a world order on the brink 1913: The World before the Great War, Charles Emmerson, Vintage Books, 2013, paperback, 528 pages, ISBN 978-0-099-57578-8, £9.99 “At Easter 1913 Tsar Nicholas ll … Continue reading

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The Savonarola of Suburbia

The Savonarola of Suburbia Henry Hopwood-Phillips debunks new leftism Owen Jones, The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It, Allen Lane, London, 2014, pp 368, £16.99 If you’ve heard of him its possible that is you’ve been blocked by … Continue reading

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All the President’s Women

All the President’s Women Ilana Mercer eviscerates the ladies in the House The pols and the pundits are cut up about a breach or two in the White House’s formidably protected perimeter. The People should not be. Working for government … Continue reading

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Conquest by other means

Conquest by other means Robert Henderson lauds Derek Turner’s latest novel Sea Changes, Derek Turner, Washington Summit Publishers, Washington, ISBN 978-1-59368-002-2, 2nd edition, 2014 The time is somewhere around the present: the place is England. Thirty-seven bodies wash-up on the … Continue reading

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Reflections on a broken world

Reflections on a Broken World Michael Davis evaluates poet Leo Yankevich’s new collection Leo Yankevich, Tikkun Olam and Other Poems, 2nd ed. San Francisco, Counter-Currents, 2012. Tikkun Olam, according to the blurb on the rear cover, is ‘the most important collection to date’ … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, October 2014

ENDNOTES, October 2014 In this edition: Rachmaninov, Dohnányi and Strauss from Somm Records * Summer music from Judith Bailey * Sacred choral music from St. John’s College, Cambridge Although Endnotes has avoided “Discs of the month” and other sales-like descriptions, … Continue reading

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