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Cell Phones

Cell Phones by Bill Hartley The governor of a women’s prison once confided that she preferred middle aged men for her senior management team and that she was prepared to fly in the face of Equal Opportunities to get them. … Continue reading

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Weber’s Epigone

Weber’s Epigone  Bill Hartley considers a curious contention Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism, Benedikt Koehler, Lexington Books, London 2014, 212pps  The Prophet Muhammad was a businessman and entrepreneur. This is one of the many interesting facts revealed in … Continue reading

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An Islamic Industrial Revolution?

An Islamic Industrial Revolution?                Bill Hartley explores the putative contribution of Islamic civilisation to the development of industrialism Recently I came across a critique of a book The Cultures of the West; A … Continue reading

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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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