Impunity 2, Insurgency 1, Iraq 0

“Failures do not come any more abject than Iraq, nor catastrophes any more pure.” Continue reading Impunity 2, Insurgency 1, Iraq 0

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The man with kaleidoscope eyes

The kaleidoscope was invented in 1816 by Scottish scientist Sir David Brewster. He named his invention after the Greek words kalos (beautiful), eidos (form), and scopos (watcher). Continue reading The man with kaleidoscope eyes

Moral decency and crimes against humanity

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that politicians publish their memoirs in order to justify their sins. Sometimes they regret having been misled by others. Occasionally they admit to error. But, for the most heinous acts, they never, ever apologise . Continue reading Moral decency and crimes against humanity