Monthly Archives: March 2014

Maybe It’s Nothing

“When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.” –Russian proverb Silence is said to be golden, but despite the cliche, maybe ‘golden parachutes’ don’t always work so well? And … dead men tell no awkward truths. Sometimes, news headlines read more … Continue reading

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We’re So Smart

“Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.” –Albert Schweitzer “The brain is an apparatus with which we think we think.” –Ambrose Bierce “It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have … Continue reading

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Great White Father Knows Best

“Who knows what Columbus would have discovered if America hadn’t got in the way.” –Stanislaw J. Lec “History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.” –Edward Gibbon “As long as people believe … Continue reading

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Fatal Attractions

“You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.” –James Thurber I should have realized we were in deep shit as a society on 3 April 1978, the night Dallas burst onto American television. It was … Continue reading

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The Möbius Strip-Tease of History

“The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.” –Robert Lynd “War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the … Continue reading

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