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ENDNOTES, April 2020

Endnotes, April 2020 Stuart Millson recalls the forgotten pleasure of browsing for records With the near demise of the record shop (our older readers may remember the much-loved Farringdon Records at Cheapside or Harold Moores in the West End), it … Continue reading

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Honour thy Father

Honour thy Father “I met one man who was wounded in love, I met another man who was wounded with hatred” Bob Dylan What our Fathers Did: a Nazi Legacy, Wildgaze Films, BBC Storyville & BFI, 2015, directed by David … Continue reading

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The Epistle of Paul to the Romans, Part III

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE ROMANS, PART III [i] By Darrell Sutton In the study of ancient Christian texts students are obliged to investigate wider settings such as social and cultural histories and imperial policies. The text of Romans fascinates … Continue reading

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Battered and Bruised

Battered and Bruised Bill Hartley, on beholding Grimsby The House of Fraser store in Grimsby is set to close. For anyone who thinks that a department store represents retailing at its best, the place is a depressing sight. Large areas of … Continue reading

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Will Chile Join the Shithole Country Club?

Will Chile Join the Shithole Country Club? by Ilana Mercer Chile is the jewel of Latin America. In 2014, it even surpassed the U.S. on the Index of Economic Freedom, ranking 7th to America’s 12th. Since 1990, economic growth in … Continue reading

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Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged

Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged Michael Jackson: Guilty or Innocent?, Channel 5, 21st March, 2020; OJ Simpson: Guilty or Innocent?, Channel 5, 22nd March, 2020; The Real Michael Jackson, BBC 2, 30th March, 2020; reviewed by Leslie Jones Michael … Continue reading

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From Wuhan with Love

From Wuhan with Love Covid-19. Ilana Mercer discerns some chinks in our armour When in doubt as to just how remiss your government was, see what Israel has done to protect its nationals from the coronavirus pandemic. Taking its cues … Continue reading

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Con Artist in the Congress?

Con Artist in the Congress? Ilana Mercer investigates Ilhan Omar The FBI, which Americans are meant to trust with matters of life and death, is unable—or unwilling—to confirm whether U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) perpetrated fraud by marrying her brother, … Continue reading

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Vasilii Grossman’s Just Cause

Vasilii Grossman’s Just Cause Frank Ellis celebrates a defeat for censorship  Green eyes cut the heart without a knife (Vasilii Grossman) I. Introduction:  For a Just Cause or Stalingrad? Outside the circle of people who concern themselves with Grossman’s work … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, March 2020

ENDNOTES, March 2020 Remembering Vernon Handley  by Stuart Millson A recent BBC Radio 3 performance of a recording of Bax’s symphonic poem, The Garden of Fand – and my own replaying of a landmark recording of Tippett’s Concerto for Double … Continue reading

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