Is Hungary facing another revolution?

“Hungary conquered and in chains has done more for freedom and justice than any people for twenty years,” wrote Albert Camus. Continue reading Is Hungary facing another revolution?

Easter 1914: Sleepwalking with lemonade and cream custard

On Good Friday 1914, London’s The Daily Telegraph carried the usual business and shipping news, followed by lengthy articles about cycling over the Easter holiday, “Hot Cross Buns: Fable and Fact”, “Fruit for Easter: Mostly Luxuries” (lamenting a lack of cheap fruit), the trial of a man accused of peddling a fraudulent cure for cancer, a report about the role of saints in the ongoing Mexican Revolution, and efforts made by the British government to install wireless communication in lighthouses. Continue reading Easter 1914: Sleepwalking with lemonade and cream custard

Crete – where Edward Lear found and lost a friend

Edward Lear – the British artist, travel writer and nonsense versifier – visited the island of Crete in 1864, long before its Minoan palaces were unearthed. Even though Greek was the most widely spoken language, at that time it was part of the Turkish Empire. Continue reading Crete – where Edward Lear found and lost a friend

Mexico: Time for another Revolution!

A number of human rights and women’s organizations have condemned the murder of Marisela Escobedo in Mexico on 16 December 2010. The Washington Times commented and the story has appeared on a number of blogs including this one.

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