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In Search of True Federalism

In Search of True Federalism A further article by Mark Wegierski to Commemorate the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation It is sometimes maintained that strengthening the provinces and regions in Canada would lead to a more balanced society. While there is … Continue reading

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King of New York

King of New York Thomas O. Meehan deconstructs the Donald President Trump represents a negative Stupor Mundi to much of the world. Paradoxically, this is not because the American press cannot understand him but because they have so much in … Continue reading

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Made by Bob

Made by Bob Em Marshall-Luck relishes a treat in Cirencester Not having visited Cirencester’s centre for many years, I was pleasantly surprise by the clean, smart place it has become, with gleaming pedestrianised areas and the parish church’s stone glowing … Continue reading

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Primrose Day

Primrose Day Stephen Michael MacLean, on a date with history If Theresa May had any historical nous, she would have postponed divulging her polling intentions by one day and announced her plans the following morning, Primrose Day — once a … Continue reading

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Mephisto

Mephisto FRANZ LISZT: MUSICIAN, CELEBRITY, SUPERSTAR, by Oliver Hilmes, translated by Stewart Spencer, Yale University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Stoddard Martin Where is the historian/biographer who can achieve something approaching pure objectivity? Who will try to comprehend how his subject … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 16th April 2017

ENDNOTES, 16th April 2017 In this edition; Holst in the heavens: Vaughan Williams at a lake in the mountains: Richard Strauss and a miraculous sunrise – and French élan from Ibert. Reviewed by Stuart Millson From the Chandos record label … Continue reading

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The Miller of Mansfield

The Miller of Mansfield Em Marshall-Luck enjoys a tempting menu The Miller of Mansfield is set on Goring’s attractive high street, in a chocolate-box pretty area of the Thames Valley not far from Reading. Visitors should be aware that the inn … Continue reading

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Swan Song

Swan Song Parsifal, an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner, Staatsoper Berlin, April 8th, 2017. Director, Dmitri Tcherniakov: conductor, Daniel Barenboim: reviewed by Tony Cooper As the audience entered the auditorium of the Schiller Theatre (the temporary residence of … Continue reading

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Vimy Ridge, 100 Years On

Vimy Ridge, 100 Years On For Mark Wegierski, history defines us To many current-day observers, Canada’s participation in the First World War, and the great victory at Vimy Ridge in 1917, may seem far away. The tide of change in Canada … Continue reading

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Rush to Judgement?

Rush to Judgement? In the wake of the US military strike on Syria, Thomas O Meehan asks some awkward questions We are currently undertaking military action against Syria to avenge a massacre we know very little about. Our establishments are running … Continue reading

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