Sacred Treasure Where is good and evil in Afghanistan by Tom Bowring (c/o Psephizo) For important historical background, one can’t do much better than William
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This post is a little different from normal Q fare and is written by MJ, a friend who has been involved in various ways in
I love the British Museum. It’s a treasure house and a marvel. It covers the entire world and even just a few minutes within its
Why don’t you just try to win them over…? A complaint that I’ve heard frequently goes something like this. If you have a grievance against
You will know of Godwin’s law, I’m sure, whereby the longer an internet discussion countinues, “the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” So, I’m afraid, the time has come.
One of the most gripping if chilling works of history that I’ve read is one that I find myself returning to a lot these days, despite the fact that it is well over 10 years since I first encountered it (in early research for Wilderness of Mirrors). Sir Ian Kershaw has spent a lifetime researching 20th Century German history and has brought all kinds of profound insights to the anglophone world (including through his mammoth two-volume biography of Hitler).
The news from Beirut this week was horrendous. It was all just so NEEDLESS. A catalogue of criminality, responsibility-avoidance coupled with the impotence of those