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Welcome to Canada

Welcome to Canada Mark Wegierski considers a Canadian cause célèbre Ten years ago, on October 14, 2007, Robert Dziekanski, a forty-year-old Polish immigrant to Canada, met his death at Vancouver Airport. Having arrived at the airport, he waited in the … Continue reading

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Rape Seed

Rape Seed Les Vêpres Siciliennes; Grand Opera in five acts, music composed by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Eugène Scribe & Charles Duveyrier, sung in French with English surtitles, directed by Stefan Herheim, conducted by Maurizio Benini, Royal Opera, 12th October 2017, reviewed … Continue reading

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Canadian Conflict, a War Game Perspective

  Canadian Conflict, a War Game Perspective Mark Wegierski considers Canadian Civil War, first published 40 years ago Canadian ‘Civil War’: Separatism vs. Federalism in Modern Canada was a board wargame published in 1977 by Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI), then … Continue reading

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Catalonia, on the Brink

Catalonia, on the Brink Gerry Dorrian considers the roots of the current crisis Political geography tends to fracture across historical fault lines. In 2015, the University of Oxford’s DNA map of Britain revealed the continuing existence of the millennium-old Landsker … Continue reading

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Epistle to the Romans, part 1

Epistle to the Romans, part 1 A new translation by Darrell Sutton of Paul’s timeless text Introduction October 31, 1517 was a fateful day in early-modern German history. For it was on that date that Martin Luther (1483-1546) published his … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 7th October 2017

ENDNOTES, 7th October 2017 Frank Bridge Cello Sonata etc. at the West Malling International Festival of Music, reviewed by STUART MILLSON ‘Music is always important but even more so in difficult times. It brings people together to share what is … Continue reading

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Slave Morality

Slave Morality Aida, opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson, directed by Phelim McDermott, ENO, 28th September 2017, in collaboration with the theatre company Improbable, reviewed by LESLIE JONES Interviewed by the … Continue reading

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English, Old and New

English, Old and New DARRELL SUTTON celebrates the scholarship of Medievalist, Fred C. Robinson (Sep 23, 1930-May 5, 2016), Douglas Tracy Smith Professor Emeritus of English at Yale HWÆT; is that the English of old, Yet spoken in modern times? … Continue reading

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Today on Radio 4…

Today on Radio 4… Stuart Millson briefly forsakes the Third Programme and tunes in to a day of left-leaning bias on BBC Radio 4 Famous for programmes which have become “national treasures” such as The Archers, Desert Island Discs, Any … Continue reading

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Wisdom, beyond Consolation

Wisdom, beyond Consolation  Freud: An Intellectual Biography, Joel Whitebook, Cambridge University Press, 2017, reviewed by Leslie Jones Professor Whitebook believes that Freud’s theories were profoundly shaped by certain emotional experiences, notably by his traumatic early years with his mother Amalie, … Continue reading

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