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Torture Inflation

There is a serious subject whose portrayal needs to be discussed: torture.  Unlike other violence or use of guns, there seems to have been relatively little debate around this except as regards the drama series 24 (where the very premise repeats … Continue reading

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Sadly Predictable

In 1929, the Wall Street Crash happened. Its effects were felt all over the world. Times became hard, or harder. When people become stressed they become more extreme politically, more insular. They tend to think in black-and-white, all-or-nothing terms. They … Continue reading

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We forgot the lesson of the World Wars when it came to Iraq

If you conquer a country and things get worse for its people, they are going to hate you and there will be more trouble. Extreme hardship equals extreme politics, which is going to be unpleasant for somebody. If Iraq was … Continue reading

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